Investing In Huronia Historical Parks
McGuinty Government Growing Tourism In Southern Georgian Bay
TORONTO, Sept. 11 /CNW/ -
Ontario is supporting the tourism economy of the Southern Georgian Bay region with a significant capital investment in Huronia Historical Parks.
The provincial government is investing $1.38 million to improve infrastructure and strengthen the appeal of Huronia Historical Parks as a tourist attraction.
The funding is being used for:
- Finishing touches to the multi-year restoration of the Officers'
Quarters at Discovery Harbour
re-opened to the public on July 5 after almost a decade of extensive
- A walkway to this important heritage building that is compliant with
the Ontarians with Disability Act
- Roofing and repairs to modern and historic buildings at Discovery
- Accessibility upgrades and completion of the student luncheon room at
Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
- Repair and rebuilding of the waterway outlet and adjacent walking
path and palisade wall from the Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons
historic site to the Wye River.
"Huronia Historical Parks is a catalyst for the tourism economy in Southern Georgian Bay. By investing in our tourism infrastructure, our government is keeping Ontario competitive in the global tourism market," said Tourism Minister Peter Fonseca.
"By maintaining and improving the infrastructure at Huronia Historical Parks, we are helping to ensure the economic prosperity of the surrounding communities that rely on these attractions for tourism revenue," said Jan Gray, General Manager at Huronia Historical Parks.
- Huronia Historical Parks is enjoying strong attendance in 2008 with
an increase of six per cent year to date over last year.
- The Officers' Quarters provides visitors with the opportunity to
learn first-hand the challenges of soldiers and other military and
civilian personnel at this isolated outpost in Upper Canada.
Find out more about Huronia Historical Parks (http://www.hhp.on.ca/).
Discover things to do in Ontario (http://www.ontariotravel.net/) this summer.
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For further information: Alicia Farrow, Minister's Office, (416) 325-4543; Jill Skorochod, Communications Branch, (416) 325-8391