LAKESHORE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 16, 2016) - The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to supporting recreational infrastructure like the community pool and splash pad in Lakeshore, Ontario. This project will ensure that the town remains a vibrant, healthy, and inclusive community for generations to come.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, today applauded the opening of the new facilities in Lakeshore which will greatly improve access to aquatic activities for families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities across the region.
The new aquatic section of the Lakeshore Atlas Tube Centre includes: a 25m lap pool, recreational pool, lazy river, therapeutic pool and a splash pad. This marks the completion of the second phase of work on the centre, which opened its doors in September 2014.
Phase one of the project consisted of the construction of three ice pads, a library, a gymnasium and outdoor features including a walking trail, soccer fields, and multi-use courts. Additionally, the Centre host a wide variety of programs and activities like figure skating, badminton, and drop-in hockey.
The governments of Canada and Ontario each contributed $17.3 million to the Lakeshore Atlas Tube Centre project through the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component. The Town of Lakeshore and private donors provided the remaining project costs. The estimated total project cost is $58.8 million.
"Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding for infrastructure projects that will help grow the middle class, create healthy communities for our children and promote sustainable development and long-term prosperity for Canadian families. "
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"The new aquatic centre at the Town of Lakeshore's Windsor Family Credit Union Community Pool will bring to life a variety of new recreational options for children, adults, seniors and individuals with disabilities. The Ontario government is pleased to contribute to this important centre, and to support infrastructure that will enrich the lives of those in rural communities, create jobs and stimulate the local economy. The funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in the province's history -- about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit."
The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, Province of Ontario
Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html.
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html
Major Infrastructure Component: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html#mic-vgi
New Building Canada Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.
Web: Infrastructure Canada