Manitoulin Island Experiences Opportunity and Growth
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is supporting seven projects on Manitoulin Island.
Four projects are being supported through the Infrastructure & Community Development Program:
- Manitoulin Airport Commission Inc. ($842,996) is implementing a job retention program. Funding will be used to restore and repave aircraft surfaces and runways to improve Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport safety standards.
- The existing Wharf building ($183,600) on the Gore Bay waterfront will undertake major renovations, including a reception room, an exhibit room, a reading room, and eight studio rental spaces, creating 12 jobs.
- Meldrum Bay Waterfront Development Project ($400,000) will implement phase 3 of their project resulting in 20 new docking slips, health and safety improvements and upgrades to the existing wharf, creating one job.
- Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute ($1 million) will renovate and expand their facility to construct an education and business centre that contains computer labs, a community resource centre and a business incubator site in M'Chigeeng First Nation, creating five jobs.
- Shears ($9,282), a hair salon in Manitowaning will expand the business and renovate the facility, creating one job.
- TerraStar Building Products ($115,000) will receive support to renovate, acquire new equipment, and to build a manufacturing facility in Manitowaning that will produce roll-formed metal roofing and siding panels, as well as accessories, creating eight jobs.
In addition, with support through the Emerging Technology Program, the Manitoulin Planning Board ($154,395) will complete a Geographic Information System for the Manitoulin Planning Area. This will serve as the foundation for an upcoming Official Plan program and future Zoning By-Law exercises.