Renovation projects in Sudbury receive $1.3 million from province


Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario government is providing more than $1.3 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to build a theatre, community centre and trail in the Sudbury region.

“Through targeted investments, our government is increasing the Sudbury region’s economic prospects,” said Greg Rickford, minister of Northern development, mines, natural resources and forestry. “We are keeping Sudbury and surrounding communities current and thriving to successfully compete in today’s business and tourism climates.”

Funded projects:

$750,000 for YES Theatre to build the YES Theatre Refettorio – a 180-seat, state-of-the-art outdoor performance venue – on a downtown vacant lot in Sudbury.

“This tremendous support from the Ontario government will help us realize the incredible dream that is the YES Theatre Refettorio. When I began YES Theatre, there was very little existing infrastructure in our community that specifically helped emerging artists, work in its infancy or artists wanting to throw ideas at the wall,” said Alessandro Costantini, artistic director.

“This space will help us fill that void. The Refettorio will be a communal dining hall for the soul, a place that celebrates our downtown community and creates space for collaborations between all artists and arts organizations in our city. We can’t wait to welcome you.”

$502,500 for Kivi Park Community Foundation to create a single network of trails by completing a 15.9-kilometre multi-use trail expansion around Crowley Lake and Linton Lake in Sudbury

“The Crowley Lake expansion will completely transform Kivi Park into a world-class outdoor recreation facility. The extension of hiking trails, access to more amazing lookouts and longer, more beautiful ski trails will ensure there is something for everyone,” said Kerry Lamarche, executive director.

“This expansion was part of the original vision and a project that we have been working on for a long time. Its is so exciting to now have the funding to make our vision a reality.”

$105,395 for the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario to build the French River Youth, Economic and Community Development Centre, a place to support business growth and start-up, economic development, and professional and community gathering in French River.

“The Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario offers the highest quality French-language public education in fourteen elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Sudbury, Blind River, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac,” said Alain Gélinas, superintendent of affairs.



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