Additions to Massey Museum Will Benefit Economy
McGuinty Government Supports Cultural Promotion In The North
The Massey Area Museum is moving into a new building that will feature improved tourist information services to encourage visitors to spend more time in the community.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is supporting two additions, a geo-thermal heating system and a tourist information centre, to the construction of the new Massey Area Museum. The geo-thermal heating system will lower annual heating costs by half, making the whole operation more sustainable. The information centre will include a gift shop promoting local arts and crafts. Brochures, maps and community event schedules from both the Rainbow Country and Algoma-Kinniwabi Travel Associations will be provided.
This project is part of the Open Ontario plan to tap new economic opportunities in the tourism sector.
- The NOHFC is providing $50,000 to this project under its Infrastructure and Community Development Program and another $50,200 under the Northern Energy Program.
- Massey is host to the annual Massey Agricultural Society Fair.
- Since 2005, over $200 million has been invested under the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
“This new facility will entice tourists to spend more time and spend a few more dollars in the area, of which the cumulative effect will be very beneficial to the local economy.”
“Northern Ontario draws people from around the world to experience our sparkling shores, our diverse cultures and discover all the blessings of our natural surroundings including the unique charm of our towns and cities.”