Open Ontario Plan Gets Results In Kawartha Lakes
McGuinty Government Supports Recreation Complex Upgrade, Children's Activity Tax Credit
Premier Dalton McGuinty thanked the people of Lindsay for coming together to support the renovations at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.
Renovations at the recreation complex are the most extensive since the arena was built more than 20 years ago. The changes will give Lindsay families better facilities and more space to meet, play and compete.
Ontario, the government of Canada and the City of Kawartha Lakes each invested $990,000 in Lindsay's recreation complex. It will feature a new family and barrier-free change area, an expanded entry and main lobby, and a new two-storey workout centre with weight room and cardio area.
Investing in community infrastructure is part of the Open Ontario Plan to create jobs and opportunities.
The McGuinty government is also committed to making it a little easier for parents to get their children involved in sports, arts and other activities at community centres like the Lindsay Recreation Complex. That's why it's proposing the Children's Activity Tax Credit to help offset activity costs for families.
- Ontario is making record investments in infrastructure. In total, over 6,800 short-term infrastructure stimulus projects are approved to date.
- Ontario has also invested $3,500,000 for a new community centre in Fenelon Falls.
- The McGuinty government's proposed tax credit would also cover activities for kids like art, dance and music lessons.
“By investing in our communities, we're supporting construction jobs today while building a wonderful legacy for the future of Lindsay. People of all ages and abilities will be able to meet, play and compete.”
“This investment is good news for our community. It's creating jobs and a space local residents can use for recreational and social activities.”