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Ontario and Canada Funding New Port Perry Picnic Shelter


SCUGOG: Today, Lindsey Park, Member of Provincial Parliament for Durham, announced, by news release, the Township of Scugog will be receiving $100,000 from the federal and provincial governments to replace the picnic shelter located at Joe Fowler Park in Port Perry, ON.

“As we all spend more time outside this summer, a new picnic shelter at Joe Fowler Park is a timely investment,” stated Lindsey Park, MPP Durham. “This is a spot in Port Perry where you can enjoy the company of friends and family, over a picnic lunch or dinner, while overlooking Lake Scugog.”

This investment is being made through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream, of, the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a cost-shared, application-based infrastructure funding opportunity. Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion, and the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion.

The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Communities across Ontario are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They need immediate assistance to ensure their municipal and community infrastructure is safe and reliable.

“On behalf of the Township of Scugog, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to our MPP Lindsey Park, for today’s announcement. Our MPP is an advocate of this project and the Township of Scugog. Thank you to both the federal and provincial governments for this generous contribution, to repair the Joe Fowler Park picnic shelter, one of our most popular waterfront picnic areas. We look forward to the restrictions lifting, the new shelter being built and welcoming back visitors and their families, to enjoy our vibrant Scugog waterfront.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the well-being of all Canadians, and ensuring residents have access to safe and inclusive community spaces is essential. Across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, we’re investing over $92 million, 80 cents on every dollar, through the COVID-19 Resilience Municipal Stream, to support municipalities with better ventilation in building, such as: shelters, improved accessibility, sidewalk upgrades and new bike lanes, to improve safety and access for residents now and in the future. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in: thousands of projects; creates jobs across the country; and builds stronger, more resilient communities.” explained The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

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