Canada--Ontario Partnership Creates Jobs, Stimulates Economy In Toronto
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Toronto residents will benefit from federal and provincial infrastructure funding to construct new buildings for the Canadian Film Centre (CFC), announced the Honourable Peter Kent, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas), and the Honourable George Smitherman, Ontario's Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. The governments of Canada and Ontario will each invest up to $3.25 million towards the project.
This project will help improve cultural infrastructure and create local jobs in Toronto. The CFC provides advance training in film, television and new media, while delivering partnerships and promoting talent in those fields. The project will involve upgrades to existing buildings as well as the construction of three new ones that will expand and provide additional space for film, television and new media program activities, host CFC and community events, and house operations. The total eligible project costs are estimated at $8,950,500.
This project is one of nearly 1,200 across the province that will break ground thanks to $1.84 billion in joint federal and provincial funding under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.
“Under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our Government is taking action to put shovels in the ground and stimulate the economy here in Toronto. These new facilities for the Canadian Film Centre will provide a home to nurture talent and ideas, promoting innovation and creating jobs in the film, television and new media industries.”
“Ontario is proud to be home to the Canadian Film Centre and support a strong presence in the film, television and new media industries. We have talent and expertise that is competing on the world stage and our government is committed to helping it shine.”
“Over the past few years the CFC has grown to be at the forefront of 21st century entertainment. With this growth it is important that our facilities complement the excellence of our programs. The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto's generous commitments to the CFC are a key component in helping us build a strong foundation and a vibrant future for the talent of this country.”