Ontario Invests in Parry Sound Public Sailing Club
Funding Part of Largest Infrastructure Investment in Province’s History
Ontario is investing in the expansion of Sail Parry Sound in order to increase tourism, lengthen the sailing season and support economic development on the waterfront.
With an $118,296 investment from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Sail Parry Sound will add a second floor to its boathouse. This addition will include a café and public observation deck. The project also includes space for new washroom and change room facilities, sail repair, and a bicycle and watercraft rental shop.
This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history -- more than $130 billion over 10 years, which is making 110,000 jobs possible every year with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals across the province.
The government's plan to build Ontario up is supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One -- an approach that raises billions for infrastructure while ensuring consumers are protected.
Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province.
Supporting community infrastructure is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- Since 2003, the NOHFC has invested more than $1 billion in 6,871 projects in Northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 25,819 jobs.
- Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.
- The NOHFC’s investments in community infrastructure are part of the Ontario government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.
- Sail Parry Sound has operated an award-winning sailing school and hosted regattas since 1998. One of their main objectives is to support youth development including the creation of youth advocates for Parry Sound as a sailing venue.
“By investing in municipal waterfront infrastructure projects like Sail Parry Sound’s expansion, our government is creating new economic opportunities for Parry Sound and the tourism sector on Georgian Bay.”
“Waterfront infrastructure is key to the development of our community. This expansion project creates new ways for the public to enjoy our beautiful waterfront, while also attracting sailors and tourists to the area. We thank the province for supporting this important project.”