The Ontario government is continuing to invest in local community infrastructure projects across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock through Community, Culture & Recreation stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
Joint provincial, federal and partner funding for eight projects across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will help deliver vital services for communities, foster greater social inclusion and improve the quality of life for residents with a combined total of over $12 million.
Three of the projects are located in the Township of Cavan Monaghan totaling a combined $1,571,250 in joint funding to support the renovation of the Millbrook Arena to a multipurpose community hub, renovating the Bruce Johnston Branch of the Cavan Monaghan libraries and the rehabilitation of the historically designated Old Millbrook School.
One of the projects is located in the Township of Brock totalling a combined $7,480,000 in joint funding to renovate and expand the Sunderland Memorial Arena & Community Centre.
Once complete, these projects will improve the quality and safety of recreation facilities in the community, while also creating more modern and accessible recreation options for residents and future visitors.
“Community hubs like these are so important to people and families in our community. They provide recreational use and an opportunity to socialize with other residents. Our government will continue to support these important projects that help our communities grow and support economic development.”
Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
“It is wonderful to be a part of the investments today from both the Provincial and Federal government’s made into the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. They will create local jobs and provide economic activity. I would like to congratulate all successful applicants that received funding through the ICIP program.”
Jamie Schmale, MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
“On behalf of the residents of Brock Township we are very excited that our grant submission for the Sunderland Arena was selected. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Federal and Provincial Governments for this wonderful opportunity. We also want to extend special thanks to the Sunderland Lions for their work and financial commitment to this project and we recognize the exceptional commitment and dedication of this amazing group to this project. I know our late Mayor Debbie Bath Hadden was the key driving force behind this application and I know she would have been very pleased to see this happen.”
John Grant, Mayor of the Township of Brock
“Cavan Monaghan is a small but growing Township in close proximity to Highways 115 and the 407. In recent years, we have been experiencing rapid growth as people are attracted to this community for the history, heritage and quality of life it offers. With this increased growth also comes increased expectations for adequate recreational space and programming to serve a growing population. Thanks to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), these funding commitments of the federal and provincial governments will allow Cavan Monaghan to protect the health and well-being of our local residents by preserving these long-standing cultural facilities.”
Scott McFadden, Mayor of the Township of Cavan Monaghan