Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington receives $2.2 million for repairs


Ontario Construction News staff writer

Joint funding has been announced for improvements and repairs to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.

The Government of Canada is investing over $908,000 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $756,000, and the Royal Botanical Gardens is contributing over $605,000.

“As Canada’s largest botanical garden, the Royal Botanical Gardens provides a place for Canadians to learn, grow, and explore nature. The improvements announced today will enhance each visitor’s nature experience, and ensure safer, and better access for those with

Work will include reconstructing a boathouse, a viewing platform and boardwalk; repairing nature trails and garden paths; and installing an entry gate for the Hendrie Valley Trails.

Improvements also include enlarging the Rock Trail parking lot and making it more accessible, updating wayfinding signage and audio units to adhere to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Through the Investing in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

Across Ontario, the Government of Canada has invested more than $8.7 billion in over 3,100 infrastructure projects.

“Royal Botanical Gardens is committed to providing a safe destination for people from all walks of life to immerse themselves in diverse outdoor experiences and inspiring landscapes. The initiative announced today will facilitate accessibility improvements that strengthen this commitment, allowing RBG welcome even more people looking to make a special connection to the natural world,” said Nancy Rowland, Royal Botanical Gardens CEO.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.