Ontario Creating New Community Hub in Elliot Lake
Province Enhancing Recreation and Wellness for Families
Ontario is enhancing local services and programs offered in Elliot Lake with a new recreational and community hub.
Through the 2018 Budget, the province is supporting the creation of the Elliot Lake Recreation Facility. The proposed community hub would be an inclusive facility focused on bringing people together to improve their health and wellbeing. Planned features include:
- A pool
- Arena accommodating skating and hockey and a curling pad
- Small gym and walking track
- Wellness program area
- Shared space to host recreational and other community events.
By bringing together community and recreational services under one roof, the new hub will help foster a healthy community where people can work, learn and play.
Building inclusive communities and creating community hubs is part of the government's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, and free preschool child care from 2 ½ to kindergarten.
- Ontario plans to invest up to $13.7 million toward the total Elliot Lake Recreation Facility project cost of $41 million.
- Community hubs provide the public with one central point of access for a range of services, such as health, social or education, along with cultural and recreational spaces to nourish community life. Each community hub is as unique as the community it serves.
- While community hubs are locally-driven, the province’s role is to make it easier for community partners to offer services that are integrated and coordinated, strengthening community partnerships and making the best use of public space.
- Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history – $230 billion over 14 years. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
“Ontario is working to build an inclusive community with facilities that engage people of all ages and abilities. Funding for an updated Elliot Lake Recreation Facility will help the city achieve its economic and social goals, create a community hub focused on physical activity, health and wellness and create jobs and other opportunities for residents.”