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Improving Recreational Facilities Creates Jobs In 2010

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Improving Recreational Facilities Creates Jobs In 2010

McGuinty Government Support Helps Enhance Communities And Boost The Economy

Across the province, Ontarians are enjoying winter activities at renovated and expanded arenas, trails and community centres.

With the support of the province more than 170 recreational infrastructure projects were completed in 2010, with more than 560 projects currently under construction.  These completed projects are providing Ontarians with opportunities to get active with friends and neighbours at arenas, community centres, curling rinks and on trails.  The projects have also helped create important construction jobs in communities across Ontario.

Some of these projects include:

  • Ten kilometres of trail constructed in Brant County to fill in a missing link in the Trans Canada Trails System;
  • The rooftop recreation area built by the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto on their historic downtown building; and,
  • A new, larger chalet for cross-country skiers and snowshoers at the Nordic Centre in Timmins.

Investing in recreational infrastructure and encouraging job creation is part of the Open Ontario Plan to grow a stronger economy.

Quick Facts

  • In 2010, the province invested nearly $86 million in recreational infrastructure projects.
  • Ontario's investments are designed to stimulate the economy, enhance local facilities and services, improve energy-efficiency and contribute to the health and quality of life in communities across Ontario.

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“I am delighted that our government has invested in improvements to important community facilities, which will contribute to the health of all Ontarians across this great province.”

Margarett Best

Minister of Health Promotion and Sport


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