Lisa MacLeod

Draft Transportation Plan for Eastern Ontario

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Ontario – “This plan will help to build on the improvements we have already made in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, which will better connect Eastern Ontario’s economy to neighbouring parts of not just Ontario, but also Quebec and the U.S.,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. “Through Connecting the East: a draft transportation plan for eastern Ontario, our government is committing to …

Lisa MacLeod

Supporting Twin Elm Rugby Park

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Providing capital funding to support safe sport in eastern Ontario OTTAWA — The Ontario government is investing $100,000 to support capital repairs and improvements at the Twin Elm Rugby Park in Ottawa. “The Twin Elm Rugby Park is a popular athletic hub in eastern Ontario, supporting many athletes, coaches, volunteers and visitors across a wide variety of sport disciplines,” said …

Lisa MacLeod

Supporting Tourism Businesses in Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

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MANITOULIN ISLAND — The Ontario government is providing $260,000 to the Wikwemikong Development Commission (WDC) to help offset pressures caused by COVID-19, ensure the delivery of important community and economic development programs, and support the growth of Indigenous tourism in the community. “For decades, the Wikwemikong Development Commission has delivered invaluable training and business programs that have empowered the Wiikwemkoong …

Lisa MacLeod

Investing in National, International Amateur Sport Events

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Provincial funding helping boost local economies and support athletes SUDBURY – The Ontario government is investing almost $1.5 million through its 2022-23 Sport Hosting Program – Intake I to support 15 national and five international amateur sport events in Ontario. These events will help boost local economies, increase tourism and help athletes train and develop their skills right here at …

Lisa MacLeod

$5.5m Ontario investment to expand tourism opportunities in Northern Ontario

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The Ontario government is providing more than $5.5 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to 23 projects throughout Northern Ontario. The funding will expand and improve tourist attractions in the region by improving facilities, purchasing new equipment and creating more recreational and scenic spaces for locals and tourists to enjoy. This investment will build a stronger Ontario by helping …

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Ontario investing over $10m to better connect services for children, youth

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OTTAWA — As part of its plan to build a stronger and more resilient health care system, the Ontario government is investing over $10 million to build a new Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre. This funding will bring mental health and addiction supports and services from three existing locations together at a new, dedicated site in Carp that will make …

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Husky the Muskie to Make a Bigger Splash in Kenora

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KENORA – The Ontario government is providing $493,077 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to the City of Kenora to restore Husky the Muskie and refurbish McLeod Park, which include repairs, accessibility upgrades and new attractions. This investment will build a stronger Ontario by revitalizing the harbourfront area, helping attract tourists and boosting economic growth in the Northwest. “Kenora has come …

Lisa MacLeod

Investing in Sport Organizations & Community Recreation

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Province stabilizing sport and recreation for Ontario communities OSHAWA – The Ontario government is investing $30 million to stabilize Ontario’s sport and recreation sector, help offset increased costs as a result of COVID-19 and support the sector’s future recovery in communities across the province. “Ontario’s sport and recreation sector was among the first and hardest hit by the pandemic,” said …

Lisa MacLeod

Ontario Increasing Access to Free Online Resources

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TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing the Toronto Public Library (TPL) with nearly $1.5 million to deliver free online resources to library users in Toronto and across the province – including in rural, remote and First Nation communities – through Digital Archive Ontario. “With its extensive collections and rare and unique content, the Toronto Public Library is a valuable …

Lisa MacLeod

Supporting Return of Grey Cup to Hamilton

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Investing in championship games, helping create jobs and boosting local tourism HAMILTON – The Ontario government is investing up to $3 million through the Celebrate Ontario Blockbuster Program to support the return of the Canadian Football Leagues’ championship game to Hamilton. The funding includes $1.5 million for the 108th Grey Cup game on December 12 and $1.5 million for the …