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Iroquois Falls Builds Artisan and Tourism Centre

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Iroquois Falls Builds Artisan and Tourism Centre

McGuinty Government Boosts Community Infrastructure

A new multi-use centre in Iroquois Falls will give local artisans a venue to sell and display their goods as well as serve as the new regional tourist information centre.

The Iroquois Falls Community Development Team will build a new Artisan and Crafts Display Centre on Highway 11.  The 900 square foot building will showcase local arts and crafts and house the tourist information centre.  Construction will begin in the spring and the centre is expected to open in late summer.

Quick Facts

  • The NOHFC is providing $50,000 to this project through its Infrastructure and Community Development Program,
  • The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is providing $37,500 through its Rural Economic Development Program. Since 2003, Ontario has invested $87 million in 258 projects through that initiative

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“We are proud to support the community in building a modern multi-purpose centre that will help our artists and crafts people display and sell their goods. It will also provide tourists with information about attractions and events in Iroquois Falls.”

David Ramsay

MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane

“Our government's support for this project will help Iroquois Falls refresh local infrastructure which is important to maintaining and enhancing quality of life.”

- Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)

“This project will showcase the talents of local artisans and crafts people, attracting area residents as well as travelers. The centre will serve a dual role in promoting tourism and helping to diversify the local rural economy.”

Carol Mitchell

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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