$11 million will create 121 construction jobs in Northern Ontario

Streetscape northern ontario

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The federal government is sending $10.9 million to municipalities, organizations and First Nation communities across Northern Ontario for 29 projects that will create 121 construction jobs.

The largest project, a downtown streetscapes revitalization in Thunder Bay will receive $750,000. Work includes underground infrastructure upgrades and rebuilding the streetscape on Court Street from Wilson Street to Park Avenue.

Sudbury using infrastructure funds to restore tennis and basketball courts

The following projects also received money:

  • Local Services Board of Wabigoon – $700,000 for construction of an outdoor pavilion.
  • North Caribou Lake First Nation – $517,744 to install an ice plant at the community arena
  • Thunder Bay Community Tennis Centre – $500,000 to construct a 45,500-square-foot all-season racquet sport facility
  • Sandy Lake First Nation – $499,997 for construction of a multipurpose outdoor recreation area
  • Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation -$499,892 to build a community public outdoor green space
  • Sachigo Lake First Nation – $479,428 to construct a 96 x 30-foot community greenhouse
  • The Town of Huntsville – $500,000 for the downtown streetscape initiative
  • Township of Georgian Bay – $500,000 to revitalize community infrastructure and create four-acre community park in Honey Harbour.
  • City of Temiskaming Shores – $500,000 to revitalize the Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena
  • Township of Perry – $500,000 to build a multipurpose facility to house the library and community centre
  • Municipality of Powassan – $499,000 to revitalize a community park
  • Township of Bonfield – $495,480 for infrastructure upgrades at Kaibuskong and Centennial Parks
  • The Township of Billings – $209,538 to transform the downtown ice rink and surrounding greenspace.
  • Township of McGarry – $187,500 to revitalize a community centre in downtown Virginiatown.
  • Township of Tehkummah – $134,000 to revitalize a community park and trail system.
  • Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands – $125,165 to build a fully accessible running/walking track, upgrade fencing at the baseball field, and expand a skateboard park.
  • Township of Hilliard – $56,250 to construct a covered outdoor rink that will be fully accessible and offer year-round access.
  • Dorset Community Partnership Fund – $25,000 for infrastructure upgrades at a 126-year-old church.
  • City of Elliot Lake – $750,000 to transform a dormant municipal building into a hub for creative arts.
  • Town of Cochrane – $500,000 to develop a multi-use trail that will run through the community’s urban core and connect to several community parks.
  • Wahgoshig First Nation – $500,000 to build a community playground with a splash pad.
  • Town of Englehart – $393,750 to construct a fully accessible covered outdoor recreation pavilion.
  • Town of Moosonee – $321,000 for construction of a 1600-metre walking trail, and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Town of Kirkland Lake – $285,000 to revitalize Civic Park.
  • Mattagami Region Conservation Authority – $259,811 to upgrade its 55-kilometre non-motorized community-wide recreational trail system.
  • Township of Chamberlain – $75,000 to modernize outdoor recreational amenities at the Chamberlain municipal park.
  • Township of Hornepayne – $75,000 to upgrade and improve a community park.


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