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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.
Two projects will be supported by the Young Entrepreneur Program and the Entrepreneur Program, respectively;

  • 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.

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  • Michel Lavoie

    Communications Branch

    michel.lavoie@ontario.ca

    705-564-7125

  • James Carleton

    Minister’s Office

    james.carleton@ontario.ca

    416-327-1208

  • Julia Bennett

    Communications Branch

    julia.bennett@ontario.ca

    416-314-6275

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