Four projects in Oxford benefit from joint infrastructure program

Canada and Ontario Invest Over $35 million in 35 Recreational and Community Infrastructure Projects

WOODSTOCK — Joint federal, provincial and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 35 community, cultural and recreation infrastructure projects across Ontario, including four projects in Oxford.

The Government of Canada is investing $19,174,598 in this stream of the infrastructure plan; the Government of Ontario is investing $15,970,991; and recipient investments in their respective projects totals $13,178,356. In Oxford, federal funding for the four projects totals $2,318,801; provincial funding totals $1,956,408; and recipient funding totals $1,769,293.

“I’m pleased to see these investments that will help revitalize important cultural and recreational infrastructure in Oxford,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford. “These are facilities that are and will continue to be vital to maintaining healthy lifestyles and enjoying social and recreational programs.”

This funding will see the Town of Tillsonburg rehabilitate the Tillsonburg Community Centre, including replacing the pool area tile floors, pool roof, mechanicals and lighting, expanding the pool change room for family and gender neutral accessibility, as well as the installation of a new ramp entry into the pool and the construction of a new outdoor splash pad.

The Township of Norwich will use the funding to replace the roof of the Norwich community centre and arena. The Township of Zorra received funding to replace the baseball lighting system at Embro Matheson Park, including lighting controls and light posts with LED heads. The historic Embro Highland Games and Embro Fair field stone monument will also be restored. Beachville District Historical Society will renovate the storage spaces at Beachville District Museum to give the converted house additional structural integrity, humidity control and usable storage space.

The province is committed to bringing infrastructure investments to Ontario communities and supporting recreational infrastructure projects to help make our communities stronger and more inclusive, while also helping to create jobs.