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Ontario Invests In Leamington Arts Centre

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Ontario Invests In Leamington Arts Centre

McGuinty Government Supports Leamington's Revitalization

Ontario is helping the Municipality of Leamington revitalize its local Arts Centre to promote tourism and create jobs.

The province is investing $218,000 to give the gallery a more professional look for its displays and exhibits, make it more accessible and provide for future expansion. The renovated centre will also help to revitalize the area and create an enhanced destination for the uptown core of Leamington.

The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:

  • Improved access to health care services
  • Revitalized communities and downtowns
  • Enhanced skills training

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $51 million in 160 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program
  • The Arts Centre has rejuvenated the old Post Office building into a premier showcase space for the community.

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“This investment will not only give the centre a more professional look for its displays and exhibits, but it will also help revitalize uptown Leamington and make it a tourist destination of choice in Southwestern Ontario.”

Pat Hoy

MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex

“For 30 years, the Leamington Arts Centre has been at the heart of uptown Leamington and this investment will enhance the centre as a place of learning and artistic expression.”

Maureen Sutherland

President, South Essex Arts Association

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