Town of Minto to Receive Funding for Projects at the Palmerston & District Community Centre
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY APRIL 8, 2021
TOWN OF MINTO- The Town of Minto is pleased to announce that its request for funding for expanded and enhanced facilities of the Palmerston & District Community Centre has been approved, as part of this morning’s announcement of investments in 30 community and recreation projects in central Ontario.
The project in the Town of Minto will see improvements to the Palmerston & District Community Centre, including the renovation of existing, and construction of additional, arena dressing rooms. Other projects will include upgrades to the lighting currently in place surrounding one of the existing baseball diamonds; and the creation of a third baseball diamond with backstop fencing and stone dust.
These projects will improve access to indoor and outdoor recreational programs and activities within the community and will help better serve the community sports groups that use the baseball diamonds and ice rink.
“This is wonderful news for Minto. These enhancements will help shape and secure future recreational opportunities for our residents. I personally want to thank MP John Nater and MPP Randy Pettapiece for advocating for this project. We are excited to partner with the Federal and Provincial governments on this venture” said Mayor George Bridge when asked about what the funding would mean for the community.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Chair and Councillor Ron Elliott expressed his gratitude this afternoon, stating that: “Today’s announcement regarding the joint ICIP funding is very exciting for the Town of Minto. This is going to be a great project for the community, allowing for a safer, more modern and spacious facility that can accommodate minor sports, tournaments and community events for years to come. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and to Council for their support, as well as to all of the Recreation and Finance staff who worked to make this project a reality during these uncertain times.”
The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) – Community, Culture and Recreation Stream is a cost-shared funding program between the federal, provincial and municipal governments. The Town of Minto submitted this application in November 2019 and is gratified to see that the upper levels of government recognized the merits of this proposal.
The estimated cost of this project is $2,415,000 with funding of $966,000 coming from the Government of Canada, $796,950 from the Province of Ontario, with the remaining $652,500 to be paid by the Town of Minto. We look forward to the start of this project and providing these enhanced facilities for our user groups and citizens.
For further information contact
Derrick Thomson CAO, Town of Minto
5491 Highway 89, Harriston, Ontario N0G 1Z0
Phone 519-338-2511 Fax: 519-338-2005; Email firstname.lastname@example.org