Communities flourish when they have the infrastructure to promote social interaction and physical activity.
That is why, today, Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora announced $224,980 in funding for the Uptown Keswick Parkette through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). With this investment, recipients will enhance community infrastructure, and adapt public spaces to support the local economy and the quality of life for residents and visitors in Georgina.
The CCRF is a $500 million national infrastructure program to revitalize communities across the country. This Fund helps communities build and revitalize assets including pathways in downtown areas, creating new playgrounds, improving accessibility, refurbishing pavilions and sports complexes, and other improvements to bring people together and grow local economies.
Through these investments, and many more, the Government of Canada is improving the quality of life of Canadians by investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible, while stimulating local economies for a strong future.
“Investments like these, made through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund, strengthen our communities, and improve the lives of residents, while at the same time supporting local economic growth. I would personally like to congratulate the Town of Georgina on their vision and development of the Uptown Keswick Parkette. I am confident the improvements to this space will serve residents for years to come” – Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament, Newmarket-Aurora
“It is critical that we as a government invest in the necessary infrastructure to support the mental and physical health of all in our communities. This investment promotes social interaction, boosts local economies and creates jobs. Programs like the Canada Community Revitalization Fund will bring people together while improving their quality of life.” – The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario