Ontario Investing Over $45 Million to Reconstruct the South Common Community Centre and Library in MississaugaPublished on June 29, 2021
Ontario supporting $61 million infrastructure project
NEWS June 29, 2021
MISSISSAUGA – The Ontario government is investing over $45 million to support the reconstruction of the South Common Community Centre and Library in Mississauga.
The new community centre will have expanded indoor and outdoor fitness spaces, an aquatics centre and a new gymnasium. This is in addition to a new 16,000 square-foot library and multi-purpose rooms for the Mississauga community.
The Ontario government is investing in this multi-purpose infrastructure project that will help to strengthen and protect communities, like Mississauga, create jobs, and contribute to the province's long-term economic recovery.
“In the face of COVID-19, the Ontario government continues to move forward with infrastructure projects to strengthen communities and create jobs,” said the Honourable Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “Supporting meaningful projects like this one in Mississauga will make a positive difference to the families who live in the community, while also protecting their health and well-being today, and for many years to come.”
“I am so pleased with this historical investment for Mississauga-Erin Mills, of 61 million dollars in total funding for the South Common Community Centre. The Ontario government is providing more than 73 percent of this funding, to get shovels into the ground!, said Sheref Sabawy”, MPP for Mississauga-Erin Mills. “The South Common Community Centre has been essential to the lives of many in our community, from our youth to our seniors here in Mississauga; and has been a cornerstone to our wonderful city! These investments aid in the expansion of community, culture and recreation infrastructure projects in Mississauga and help improve the well being of our constituents for decades to come”
Sheref Sabawy, Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga—Erin Mills, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure
“I want to sincerely thank the Government of Ontario for today’s announcement and for understanding the importance of investing in Mississauga’s community infrastructure. The more than $61 million in total funding between the Government of Ontario and the City of Mississauga will help improve the health and well-being of so many of our residents,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Our recreation and library facilities play an important role in creating healthy, vibrant, inclusive and connected communities. I am so very pleased our application for funding this wonderful project resulted in a positive outcome for Mississauga and its residents.”
Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga
“On behalf of the residents of Ward 8, I thank the Government of Ontario for this welcomed investment for the South Common Community Centre and Library. This partnership investment is important to ensuring we continue to serve the diverse needs of our community,” said Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney. “This funding will be used to make the necessary updates that are greatly needed including a larger library space, updated aquatics area and gymnasium space. I express our sincere gratitude for this funding that will help keep our community healthy, active and engaged.”
Matt Mahoney, City Councillor for Ward 8
Healthy people are essential for a healthy economy. With vaccines being distributed, hope is on the horizon. Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy provides the resources necessary to finish the battle with COVID-19, building on the government's record investments to protect health and jobs during the global pandemic.
- The total reconstruction cost of the South Common Community Centre and Library in Mississauga will be approximately $61 million.
- Over the next decade, we are investing over $145 billion in Ontario’s infrastructure, including strategic investments in transit and highways, schools and hospitals.
- Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support public transit; community, culture and recreation; green; rural and northern and other priority infrastructure projects.
- Across the province and over the next 10 years, Ontario is investing approximately $320 million and Canada is investing approximately $407 million under the Community, Culture and Recreation infrastructure stream of the ICIP. This stream supports the construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (community centres, libraries), recreational venues (arenas, recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (theatres, museums).
- Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economybrings total investments to $16.3 billion to protect people’s health and $23.3 billion to protect our economy. Ontario’s COVID-19 action plan support now totals $51 billion.
Sofia Sousa-Dias, Communications Branch
Christine Bujold, Minister’s Office
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