Ontario Construction News staff writer
The federal government is sending $10.9 million to municipalities, organizations and First Nation communities across Northern Ontario for 29 projects that will create 121 construction jobs.
The largest project, a downtown streetscapes revitalization in Thunder Bay will receive $750,000. Work includes underground infrastructure upgrades and rebuilding the streetscape on Court Street from Wilson Street to Park Avenue.
The following projects also received money:
- Local Services Board of Wabigoon – $700,000 for construction of an outdoor pavilion.
- North Caribou Lake First Nation – $517,744 to install an ice plant at the community arena
- Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre – $500,000 to construct a 45,500-square-foot all-season racquet sport facility
- Sandy Lake First Nation – $499,997 for construction of a multipurpose outdoor recreation area
- Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation -$499,892 to build a community public outdoor green space
- Sachigo Lake First Nation – $479,428 to construct a 96 x 30-foot community greenhouse
- The Town of Huntsville – $500,000 for the downtown streetscape initiative
- Township of Georgian Bay – $500,000 to revitalize community infrastructure and create four-acre community park in Honey Harbour.
- City of Temiskaming Shores – $500,000 to revitalize the Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena
- Township of Perry – $500,000 to build a multipurpose facility to house the library and community centre
- Municipality of Powassan – $499,000 to revitalize a community park
- Township of Bonfield – $495,480 for infrastructure upgrades at Kaibuskong and Centennial Parks
- The Township of Billings – $209,538 to transform the downtown ice rink and surrounding greenspace.
- Township of McGarry – $187,500 to revitalize a community centre in downtown Virginiatown.
- Township of Tehkummah – $134,000 to revitalize a community park and trail system.
- Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands – $125,165 to build a fully accessible running/walking track, upgrade fencing at the baseball field, and expand a skateboard park.
- Township of Hilliard – $56,250 to construct a covered outdoor rink that will be fully accessible and offer year-round access.
- Dorset Community Partnership Fund – $25,000 for infrastructure upgrades at a 126-year-old church.
- City of Elliot Lake – $750,000 to transform a dormant municipal building into a hub for creative arts.
- Town of Cochrane – $500,000 to develop a multi-use trail that will run through the community’s urban core and connect to several community parks.
- Wahgoshig First Nation – $500,000 to build a community playground with a splash pad.
- Town of Englehart – $393,750 to construct a fully accessible covered outdoor recreation pavilion.
- Town of Moosonee – $321,000 for construction of a 1600-metre walking trail, and infrastructure upgrades.
- Town of Kirkland Lake – $285,000 to revitalize Civic Park.
- Mattagami Region Conservation Authority – $259,811 to upgrade its 55-kilometre non-motorized community-wide recreational trail system.
- Township of Chamberlain – $75,000 to modernize outdoor recreational amenities at the Chamberlain municipal park.
- Township of Hornepayne – $75,000 to upgrade and improve a community park.