Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

June 26, 2009 10:56 ET

Governments of Canada, Ontario Team Up to Improve Ottawa's Recreation Facilities

ORLEANS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - Ottawa families will benefit from over $24-million in joint federal and provincial funding to improve community recreational infrastructure, announced today under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program in Ontario (RInC Ontario) and Recreation Ontario (Ontario REC).

These projects will provide stimulus to the local economy through investments that will spur construction activity related to recreational infrastructure. Improving recreational facilities and services will also encourage higher levels of participation in physical activity and community building.

"Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our Government came up with this RInC program that will benefit our children, families, and communities while creating jobs and stimulating our local economy," said John Baird, Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister and the Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean. "This is a great day for the residents of Ottawa. Together, we are building a stronger, healthier community."

"Recreation is the best way for us to stay fit and healthy and investing in infrastructure is a great way to grow our economy and create jobs" said Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and MPP for Ottawa West - Nepean.

"This announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment not just to the economy, but to families, communities and to the future," said Royal Galipeau, the Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Orleans. "These projects will show what governments can do when they work cooperatively together. I am extremely pleased that our riding has received significant allotments for important projects that will have positive impacts for years to come."

"This is great news for Orleans and for Ottawa. I am proud to represent the McGuinty Government, which continues to invest in the infrastructure needs that Ontario families rely on" said Phil McNeely MPP for Ottawa-Orleans



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Recipient Project Title Federal Share Provincial Share
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City of Ottawa Various -
See Backgrounder $ 7,423,166 $ 7,423, 166
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Ottawa
Internationals Franco Cite
Soccer Club Inc Sports Field $ 666,667 $ 666,667
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Ottawa
Internationals Hillcrest
Soccer Club Inc Sports Complex $ 966,667 $ 966,667
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Ottawa Lions Terry Fox: Track
Track and and Field
Field Club Redevelopment
Project $ 766,667 $ 766,667
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Rideau Curling Rehabilitation
Club of Curling Rink $ 185,000 $ 185,000
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YMCA-YWCA Orleans
YMCA Facility $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
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YMCA-YWCA Bonnenfant Outdoor
Education Centre $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
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YMCA-YWCA Metro Central
Facility $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
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Recreation
Association of
the Public East Wing
Service of Rehabilitation
Canada Project $ 666,666 $ 666,666
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Total Federal / Provincial Funding $ 13,674,833 $ 13,674,833
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These projects are 30 of 758 projects announced today by Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Leona Dombrowsky, on behalf of George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, worth a total joint federal and provincial investment of more than $380 million.

Approved projects were selected on the basis of merit and construction readiness.

A list of approved projects will be available on July 6, 2009, at www.rinc-on.ca.

LEARN MORE

Get more information about recreational infrastructure funding in Ontario. (http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/708.nsf/eng/home)

Learn how the Government of Canada is investing in infrastructure. (http://www.actionplan.gc.ca/eng/index.asp)

Learn how the Government of Ontario is helping to build and revitalize infrastructure across the province. (http://www.mei.gov.on.ca/english/infrastructure/)

The backgrounder "Applicant / Project Title" is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/BK_Rinc_FINAL1.pdf

Contact Information

  • Office of Canada's Transport and
    Infrastructure Minister John Baird
    Chris Day
    Press Secretary
    613-991-0700
    or
    Office of Minister Watson
    Adam De Caire
    613-721-8075