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Major Infrastructure Announcement in Don Valley West

Federal and Provincial governments working together to create jobs in our communities

June 29, 2009

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Toronto, Ontario, June 29, 2009 — Don Valley West will benefit from joint federal and provincial funding to improve community recreational infrastructure, announced today under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program in Ontario (RInC Ontario) and Recreation Ontario (Ontario REC).

These projects will provide stimulus to the local economy through investments that will spur construction activity related to recreational infrastructure. Improving recreational facilities and services will also encourage higher levels of participation in physical activity and community building.

“These infrastructure investments will help stimulate the local economy and leave a legacy for Torontonians to enjoy for years to come,” said Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Don Valley West.” “When all levels of government come together, we’re able to make positive change that has a significant impact at the local level.”

“Investment in recreation facilities is an important part of building healthy communities. These projects will both creates jobs for Torontonians in the short term and wellness for people of all ages in the long term,” said Rob Oliphant MP, Don Valley West. “Keeping Toronto moving needs to continue to be a top priority for all levels of government.”

Recipient

Project

Provincial

Investment

(up to $)

Federal

Investment

(up to $)

City of Toronto

Sunnybrook Park – New Pedestrian Walkway

$90,933

$90,933

City of Toronto

Dennis R. Timbrell Recreation Centre/Pool (Flemingdon Recreation Centre/Pool)

$267,667

$267,667

City of Toronto

Leaside Lawn Bowling Club

$90,933

$90,933

City of Toronto

Wanless Park Fieldhouse/Washroom

$52,800

$52,800

These projects are part of 758 projects announced by Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear, on behalf of the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, and Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Leona Dombrowsky, on behalf of George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, worth a total joint federal and provincial investment of more than $380 million.

Approved projects were selected on the basis of merit and construction readiness.

A list of all approved projects will be available on July 6, 2009, at www.rinc-on.ca.



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