The Government of Canada is investing over $1.7 million in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. Also, Ontario is providing more than $1.4 million, and the City of Greater Sudbury over $1.1 million.
Work involves the revitalization of 28 outdoor basketball and tennis courts across the city, including asphalt resurfacing, line painting, new fencing, the installation of new sports equipment such as nets, and important accessibility upgrades.
“Recreational infrastructure plays a vital role in providing communities access to healthy and active lifestyles. This investment to revitalize 28 outdoor courts across Sudbury will allow residents to enjoy recreational activities and stay fit for years to come,” said Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre. “Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
This commitment will provide the residents of Sudbury with improved access to outdoor recreational facilities where they can stay heathy, while having fun.
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.
“Recreation is an essential part of life in our community, and that means ensuring all residents have access to a variety of affordable and accessible recreational opportunities,” said Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger.
“This investment will go a long way in improving the safety, accessibility, playability and variety of the outdoor recreation courts that are at the heart of many of our neighbourhoods. I want to thank both the Government of Canada and the Ontario Government for this investment as we all work together to keep people active and healthy during these unprecedented times.”