Infrastructure Improvements Support Canadore College Construction
McGuinty Government Investing In Northern Infrastructure, Creating Jobs
A new road and waste water system in Parry Sound will support the ongoing construction of the new Canadore College campus and create 24 construction jobs.
The town of Parry Sound, with assistance from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), is upgrading the road and waste water system at the intersection of Joseph Street and Parry Sound Drive. Construction of the campus is already underway and classes will begin in September 2011.
This project is part of the province's five-year Open Ontario plan to strengthen communities, expand learning opportunities and create jobs in Northern Ontario.
- The Ontario Government is providing $692,500 to this project under the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- The new Canadore College campus will provide students with a health sciences lab, a multi-purpose trades shop and an e-lab with 30 to 35 computers for online use.
- Since 2005, the NOHFC has invested over $6 million in the Parry Sound area, jump starting new businesses, supporting new innovations and improving local infrastructure.
“These infrastructure improvements will accommodate the new college campus and help create jobs in the region. It will also create new opportunities for community growth to meet the postsecondary needs of area residents including First Nations.”