Canada and Ontario invest in improved community and recreation infrastructure in Elora and Guelph

Posted On Thursday April 01, 2021

Today, Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Stephen Crawford, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure and Member of Provincial Parliament for Oakville, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship Kelly Linton, Mayor of the Township of Centre Wellington; Jaya James, Executive Director of HOPE House; and Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Three Rivers, announced joint funding for three community and culture infrastructure projects in Elora and Guelph.

The first projects announced today will support the renovation and expansion of the Elora Community Centre. The project includes the replacement of the arena floor, board, and glass, in addition to the refrigeration system, and upgrades to the front entrance, dressing rooms, viewing areas, washrooms, doorways and corridors to improve accessibility. The scope of work also includes the installation of an emergency generator, solar panels, and the construction of a new mechanical and ice resurfacer room. This project will improve accessibility to recreational infrastructure and activities and will increase the centre’s services to youth and seniors.

“We are thrilled to receive Infrastructure Canada funding for this exciting project to expand, renovate and rehabilitate our Elora Community Centre! This funding enables us to enhance accessibility for all our residents and their families by removing physical barriers, enlarging dressing rooms and providing other facility upgrades. The newly renovated Elora Community Centre will provide everyone with an equal opportunity to participate! We’re pleased to see this project moving forward with the support of all levels of government.”

His Worship Kelly Linton, Mayor, Township of Centre Wellington

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