Investing in Improved Recreational Infrastructure for Etobicoke Residents

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TORONTO — Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.

Today, James Maloney, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Christine Hogarth, Parliamentary Assistant to the Solicitor General (Community Safety) and Member of Provincial Parliament for Etobicoke—Lakeshore, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto, announced joint funding to improve three recreational facilities.

The Government of Canada is investing over $3.6 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $3 million while the City of Toronto is investing over $2.4 million.

One of the projects includes implementing updates to the Norseman Community Pool. Upgrades involve replacing the roof, mechanical and electrical updates to the HVAC system and important accessibility improvements to the pool’s change rooms to include the participation of even more residents. The project will increase the pool’s longevity, and improve accessibility for seniors, families, children and persons with disabilities.

Additionally, upgrades to the Sir Adam Beck and Rosedale artificial ice rinks include the replacement of refrigeration plants, upgrades to mechanical rooms, construction of new concrete pads, accessibility improvements, and the installation of dasher boards. These renovations will help maintain existing service levels and allow residents to stay fit and healthy.

All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they are needed most.