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Long-Term Funding Helps Science North Remain Strong

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Long-Term Funding Helps Science North Remain Strong

McGuinty Government Supporting Jobs, Tourism And Innovation

Office of the Premier

Ontario is providing $3.9 million to Science North to help them create engaging exhibits that will create jobs, attract tourists to the region and inspire young people to study science.

Science North is a family attraction that opened in Sudbury in 1984. It has welcomed millions of visitors from around the world. This funding is part of the 2009 Ontario Budget and is part of the government's overall investment of over $47 million this year to support the province's cultural agencies. This includes permanent increases to annual operating grants -- the first in over a decade.

The government is investing in cultural agencies to support jobs in creative industries and to help create an environment where innovation can flourish.

Quick Facts

  • In the last year, over 268,000 people visited Science North.
  • Ontario’s cultural attraction agencies — ranging from art galleries to science centres and botanical gardens — attract more than three million visitors and generate $4.5 billion annually.

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“Science North is a valuable asset to the region — it provides families with a great experience, teaches children to love science and attracts the tourists who support local businesses and create jobs.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“Science North is one of the many attractions that make Sudbury a great place to live. It provides good jobs in culture and tourism, is an international tourist draw, and a favourite destination for local families and school groups who want to get children excited about science.”

Rick Bartolucci

MPP, Sudbury, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services



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