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Recreation Facilities Score Funding For Upgrades

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Recreation Facilities Score Funding For Upgrades

Ministry of Infrastructure

The RInC Program in Ontario and Ontario REC will provide timely, targeted stimulus to the economy through investments that will spur construction activity related to existing recreational infrastructure. Beyond economic stimulus and job creation, renewing, rehabilitating and modernizing our recreational infrastructure has the added benefit of encouraging higher levels of participation in physical activity and community building.

In addition to the $33 billion the Government of Canada has already committed to infrastructure, Canada's Economic Action Plan provides almost $12 billion in new stimulus funding over the next two years. This included $500 million for the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program to support upgrading and renewal of recreational facilities in communities across Canada. The allocation for Ontario is $195 million over two years.

Through the 2009 Ontario Budget, Confronting the Challenge:  Building Our Economic Future, the province is investing $32.5 billion in infrastructure for the province of Ontario over the next two years - including $195 million for recreation infrastructure projects - that will support more than 300,000 jobs and strengthen Ontario's economy.

Listed below is a summary of recreational infrastructure funding for Ontario.

Summary By Category

Category

Number of Projects

Provincial Funding

Federal Funding

Arenas

185

$54,731,501

$54,731,501

Swimming pools

72

$24,268,940

$24,268,940

Gymnasiums

28

$15,150,237

$15,150,237

Sports Fields

96

$22,661,539

$22,661,539

Parks, fitness trails, bike paths

146

$25,130,078

$25,130,078

Tennis, basketball, volleyball or other sport-specific courts

52

$8,057,226

$8,057,226

Other multi-purpose facilities with physical recreation activity as the primary rationale

179

$40,161,583

$40,161,583

TOTAL

758

$190,161,104

$190,161,104

       
       

Summary By Region

Region

Number of Projects

Provincial Funding

Federal Funding

Central

108

$38,740,481

$38,740,481

Eastern

155

$32,274,811

$32,274,811

North

138

$25,724,486

$25,724,486

South Central

54

$19,882,468

$19,882,468

South West

177

$45,105,540

$45,105,540

Toronto

126

$28,433,318

$28,433,318

TOTAL

758

$190,161,104

$190,161,104

 

Summary By Body

Region

Number of Projects

Provincial Funding

Federal Funding

First Nations Governments

53

$15,707,367

$15,707,367

Local or Regional Governments

595

$139,543,979

$139,543,979

Not-for-profit Organizations

90

$31,016,580

$31,016,580

Provincial Entity

12

$1,572,786

$1,572,786

Public Sector Body

8

$2,320,392

$2,320,392

TOTAL

758

$190,161,104

$190,161,104

For more information (media only), please contact:
Gary Toft, Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, 613-943-7599
Amy Tang, Office of the Honourable George Smitherman, 416-327-6747

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