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Town of Lakeshore

Town of Lakeshore

December 13, 2014 12:00 ET

Doors to Lakeshore's Atlas Tube Centre Now Open

Funding from federal, provincial and municipal governments made recreation facility possible

LAKESHORE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 13, 2014) -

Residents of Lakeshore are celebrating the fact that they have new opportunities to get fit and stay active thanks to the opening of phase one of the Atlas Tube Centre, formerly known as the Multi-Use Recreation Facility (MURF). Representatives from the federal and municipal governments joined the community today at the Centre's official grand opening event.

The new athletic complex, which includes an arena with three ice pads, a gymnasium, dance studio and an indoor walking track, encourages healthy living, while the library, meeting rooms and banquet hall will help bring the community together. Future construction will include an aquatic centre, splash pad, recreational courts and a five-kilometre, multi-purpose trail for walking, running, cycling and skateboarding.

Lakeshore's Atlas Tube Centre is a modern recreational, social and cultural facility that has something for everyone. It will provide its visitors access to high-quality physical activities and social gatherings for decades to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada has committed up to $17.3 million through the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component.

  • The Government of Ontario has also committed $17.3 million, and the Town of Lakeshore is responsible for all remaining project costs.

  • The estimated total project cost is $58.8 million.

Quotes

"The new Atlas Tube Centre not only promotes healthy lifestyles but also enhances the quality of life of residents of Lakeshore and surrounding areas. Our Government is proud to provide significant funding for this project as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada. One way we are doing so is through our $53-billion New Building Canada Plan, which is designed to support infrastructure projects of national, regional and local significance."

Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Essex, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"The Town of Lakeshore is grateful for the support of our Government, without which we would not have been able to build such a comprehensive facility that addresses the numerous recreational needs of our residents. The Atlas Tube Centre will keep our residents in motion for many years."

Tom Bain, Mayor, Town of Lakeshore

Associated Links

To learn more about the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html#mic-vgi.

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Town of Lakeshore

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.eap.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Rita Chappell-Arsenault
    Manager of Special Projects
    519-728-2700 Ext. 282
    rarsenault@lakeshore.ca
    www.lakeshore.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca