CANADA AND ONTARIO INVEST IN IMPROVED SPORTS FACILITY FOR RESIDENTS OF MILTON
Milton, Ontario, February 25, 2021— Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.
Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Adam Van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Milton; Parm Gill, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship Gordon Krantz, Mayor of the Town of Milton, announced joint funding for improvements to the John Tonelli Sports Centre in Milton.
The Government of Canada is investing $558,655 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $465,499, while the Town of Milton is providing $372,483.
The project work will upgrade and rehabilitate aging components of the facility, including the replacement of 8,000 square feet of sport flooring to provide a safer surface for skaters; the replacement of wooden spectator benches with better quality and more durable seating; and the removal, regrading, and repaving of the parking lot and associated roadways to improve access to the facility and other amenities located at Bronte Meadows Park.
This investment will result in the improved safety and durability of the arena’s infrastructure.
All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when needed most.
“Sport and recreation are vital to keeping residents in our communities fit and active. This investment in Milton allows the John Tonelli Sports Centre to continue to serve its purpose as an important arena in the community for years to come. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“This arena is named for Milton’s own John Tonelli, an NHLer we are proud to call our own. I am proud to say that our governments and the municipality are working together to invest in this arena that bears his name. I know how important sport can be to all of us, whether professional or amateur. The love of sport and active fitness keeps us connected as a community.”
Adam Van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Milton
“John Tonelli is a four-time Stanley cup champion, two-time NHL all-star, and member of the Milton Sports Hall of Fame. I am proud our government will ensure his legacy of excellence will continue in our community with a $465,499 investment to upgrade the John Tonelli Sports Centre.”
Parm Gill, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure