eastern Ontario

Facilities get COVID funding boost across eastern Ontario

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $22.2 million into public infrastructure upgrades across eastern Ontario to protect the health and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities.

Funding will improve and protect municipal buildings such as town centres and emergency and healthcare facilities. Additional investments will rehabilitate recreational and community infrastructure, and include improvements to local trail and pedestrian path systems. These investments will provide thousands of residents with access to modern recreational infrastructure where they can safely maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

In Kingston, upgrades at the Rideaucrest Long-term Care Facility will improve building accessibility and resident safety by revamping the facility’s washrooms and elevators. Funding will also support the replacement of play structures in four city parks for safe and reliable recreational infrastructure.

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson said the investments will be “super important” as the city considers how it will recover from the pandemic.

Canada is investing more than $17.7 million through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. Ontario is contributing more than $4.4 million.


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