Frontenac Islands, Ontario, June 3, 2021— Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investments.
Today, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable John Yakabuski, Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced funding for four community recreation infrastructure projects in the County of Frontenac.
The Government of Canada is investing over $1 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing over $842,000 towards these projects, and recipients in the County of Frontenac are contributing more than $674,000.
In the Township of Frontenac Islands, upgrades to the Patrick Norris Community Park will provide additional recreational activities and accessible playground equipment for island residents. Improvements to the park also include the installation of tennis courts with the capacity to accommodate other sports, the construction of a pavilion for musical and cultural events, as well as the installation of a score board for the ball diamond, fencing around the park and an accessible washroom.
Across the County of Frontenac, residents will also see improvements to the Frontenac K&P Trail, the Community Arena in South Frontenac, as well as renovations to the Snow Road Community Hall in North Frontenac. Once completed, these projects will provide residents across the county with greater access to recreational facilities for families, youth of all ages, including persons with disabilities.
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.