WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE: The Government of Canada is investing over $2.2 million, Ontario chipping in with $1.8 million and the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is contributing over $1.4 million for the construction of a multi-season trail in Whitchurch-Stouffville that will be used for skating during winter.
Helena Jaczek, Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Paul Calandra, Member of Provincial Parliament for Markham-Stouffville; and Mayor Iain Lovatt announced the joint funding.
The work involves constructing a multi-season trail in the Town’s primary community park.
In addition, the project will involve the construction of accessible washrooms and change rooms, a shed for the ice resurfacer and a bridge for the resurfacer to access the trail.
This investment will support the creation of a fully accessible, inclusive, community hub where residents can enjoy the outdoors, and stay fit and healthy for years to come.
• Across Ontario, the Government of Canada has invested more than $8.3 billion in over 2,880 infrastructure projects.
• Across the province and over the next 10 years, Ontario is investing $320 million and Canada is investing $407 million under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This stream supports the building of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities that improve community infrastructure.