Ontario Helping To Rejuvenate Bath
McGuinty Government Supports Loyalist Township Revitalization
Ontario is helping Loyalist Township and the County of Lennox and Addington revitalize the community of Bath.
The province is investing $190,000 to help the township develop a downtown revitalization program consisting of landscaping projects, marketing, promotion and increased collaboration between business and the community. In addition, this project also hopes to increase the prosperity in Bath and attract heritage tourists.
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.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested $50 million in 158 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
“I am pleased to support this project to help the community grow and prosper. Revitalizing the town and then strategically promoting it to others will help attract jobs, businesses and tourists to the area.”
“The support of the provincial government is vital and has acted as a catalyst to secure valuable partnerships with large community corporations like Lafarge Canada and Kingston Cogen. This combined with the efforts of community, municipal and business leaders in the region means that the Community Revitalization Committee can proceed full steam ahead with its plans to revitalize Bath.”
“Thanks to the support of the provincial government, we can proceed with implementing our vision. The changes that we will make to our community's core will not only improve the look of it, but will also contribute to a more vibrant Bath that will help attract business and tourism to the area”