Boosting Arts and Culture In Campbellford
McGuinty Government Supports New Centre and Jobs
Ontario is supporting a project to transform a historic building in Campbellford into a new arts and culture centre, creating five good jobs.
The project will help to develop the performing arts and other events for the Municipality of Trent Hills in Northumberland County.
The municipality will convert the Old Town Hall to create a multi-purpose performing theatre, box office and rehearsal space. The municipality will collaborate with the Westben Art Festival Theatre to engage the area's artistic, cultural and heritage community to promote the facility for cultural development.
Good public infrastructure is a key foundation of a prosperous economy. Infrastructure investments can improve public services and enhance Ontarians' quality of life.
Partnering with local businesses and communities is a key component of Ontario's 2011 Budget - Turning the Corner, to create and support 10,000 new and existing jobs for Ontario families and strengthen our local economies.
- The Municipality of Trent Hills is investing $514,705 in the project, with Ontario providing a grant of $128,676 from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF).
- To date, the EODF has committed $30 million to more than 60 announced projects, representing a total project investment of over $214-million and more than 890 new jobs created while supporting more than 5,200 jobs.
- In addition, this project will create 10 new construction jobs within the Municipality of Trent Hills.
- As a result of tax changes implemented in Ontario, taxes on business investment were cut in half, making Ontario more competitive and encouraging new business investments.
- So far, Ontario has recovered 93 per cent of the jobs lost in the recession.
“Supporting community growth and development is a priority for this government to help our economy turn the corner. This project contributes to a key objective of the municipality to expand initiatives relating to heritage, arts and culture in the community.”
“This investment is great news for the residents of Northumberland County. It is another tangible example of how our government is working hard so communities such as Campbellford, Hastings, Warkworth, Percy and Seymour can enjoy a better quality of life.”