Joint Funding To Improve Hamilton Recreation Facilities

The Mohawk Ice Centre in Hamilton, one of the marked projects. Pic: Mohawk Ice Centre.

HAMILTON: Joint funding by the Goverment of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Hamilton has been announced for four community recreation infrastructure projects in Hamilton.

The funding wsa announced by Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Donna Skelly, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Member of Provincial Parliament for Flamborough-Glanbrook, on behalf of Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, Ottawa is investing $3,379,614 in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan.

The Government of Ontario is providing $2,816,064. The City of Hamilton is contributing $2,235,479 to their projects, and the Eva Rothwell Centre is providing $17,879 in funding towards their gymnasium renovation project.

The City of Hamilton will undertake three projects to improve six recreational facilities. The Central Memorial Recreation Centre will replace its elevator, improving accessibility and the quality of service for its patrons.

The Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Park redevelopment project will create barrier-free pathways throughout the park, improve drainage and upgrade the lighting to LED.

The third project will see the repair and replacement of roofs at Mohawk Ice Centre, Benneto Community Centre, Dundas Community Pool, and Chedoke Golf Club.

The Eva Rothwell Centre will renovate their gymnasium to include new flooring with multisport court lines, adjustable basketball nets, and improvements to safety features to reduce the risk of injury during activities.

Over the next 10 years, Ontario is investing $320 million across the province, and the federal government is investing approximately $407 million in Ontario under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.


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