Ontario Newsroom

Scarborough-Guildwood Organizations to Receive Funding For Recreational Upgrades

Archived News Release

Scarborough-Guildwood Organizations to Receive Funding For Recreational Upgrades

Six projects in Scarborough - Guildwood will benefit from $5,383,866 in joint federal and provincial funding to improve community recreational infrastructure, announced today under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program in Ontario (RInC Ontario) and the Ontario Recreation Program (Ontario REC).


These projects will provide stimulus to the local economy through investments that will spur construction activity related to recreational infrastructure. Improving recreational facilities and services will also encourage higher levels of participation in physical activity and community building.

Recipient

Project Title

Federal /Provincial Contribution each

City of Toronto: East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club

Addition that includes a new gymnasium.

$ 1,000,000

City of Toronto: Scarborough Village Community Centre

Expansion project.

$400,000

City of Toronto: Cedar Brook Community Centre

 Health and safety upgrades

$36,000

City of Toronto: East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club

Energy retrofits

$222,933

Global Kingdom Ministries Inc.

New Gymnasium

$1,000,000

City of Toronto:  Peter Secor Park

Playground Enhancement

33,000

Total

$2,691,933


These projects are six of 757 projects announced recently by Minister of State Science and Technology, Gary Goodyear, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Leona Dombrowsky, on behalf of George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, worth a total joint federal and provincial investment of more than $380 million.

Approved projects were selected on the basis of merit and construction readiness. 

A list of approved projects will be available on July 6, 2009, at www.rinc-on.ca.

Additional Resources

Quotes

“We are helping communities build and improve facilities which will provide access to sport and recreation and further enable residents of Scarborough-Guildwood to lead healthy, more active lives. Additionally these six projects will boost the local economy and create much needed jobs.”

Margarett Best

Minister of Health Promotion and MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood.

“Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our Government is helping to create jobs for Ontarians and in the City of Toronto. Thanks to the strong relationship between our two governments, we can work together to help create strong communities and help the economy thrive.”

Paul Calandra

MP - Oak Ridges Markham

Media Contacts

  • Office of Paul Calandra

    MP - Oak Ridges Markham

    905-294-0004

  • Jennifer Welshman

    Office of the Honourable Margarett Best, MPP - Scarborough-Guildwood

    416-281-2787

Share