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 investment.
MP Helena Jaczek, MPP Paul Calandra, and Mayor Iain Lovatt, recently announced joint funding for the construction of a multi-season trail in Whitchurch-Stouffville that will be used for skating during winter.
“On behalf of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, we are thrilled to receive this generous funding towards the winter skating trail to be constructed in Memorial Park,” Mayor Iain Lovatt said. “This new skating trail, which was chosen by the community as the highest priority in the parks expansion, will bring generations together creating stronger, happier, and healthier residents.”
The Government of Canada is investing over $2.2 million in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan.
“This investment will create a new multi-season trail that will be used for skating during winter,” MP Helena Jaczek said. “The trail will provide Whitchurch-Stouffville’s residents with a fantastic outdoor facility where people can exercise and come together. The project will mean jobs in the coming months, and it will provide the town’s residents with a recreational facility that will be a huge asset for the community for years to come.”
The Government of Ontario is providing more than $1.8 million while the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is contributing over $1.4 million.
“Ontario is taking action by contributing more than $1.8 million to build a walking and skating trail right here in Whitchurch-Stouffville,” MPP Paul Calandra added. “This kind of recreational infrastructure is exactly what our growing community needs. I look forward to visiting with my family as soon as it is open.”
The work involves constructing a multi-season trail in the town’s primary community park that will be used for skating during winter months.
In addition, the project will involve construction of accessible washrooms and changerooms, a shed for the ice resurfacer and a bridge for the resurfacer to access the trail. This investment will support the creation of a fully accessible, inclusive, community hub where residents can enjoy the outdoors, and stay fit and healthy for years to come.