Today, MPP Hoggarth, alongside the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced that 4 recipients will receive support from the Ontario150 Community Capital Program to strengthen local community and culture infrastructure, bringing positive change to the community.
Organizations receiving support include:
• Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka to replace the water heater, HVAC system control
components and address flooding issues;
• The City of Barrie to install a basketball court, which will double as an outdoor artificial
rink at Centennial Park;
• MacLaren Art Centre to enhance the Centre’s cultural space through the installation of
• Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie to install new fire detection equipment and
purchase new windows to achieve better energy efficiency.
The Ontario150 Community Capital Program will help not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and Indigenous communities renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure. This support will be used to increase accessibility, improve safety and maximize community use of public spaces.
In celebration of Ontario’s 150th anniversary, the province has also released a new recording of A Place to Stand (Ontario Song), the province’s unofficial anthem. The 50-year-old song has been refreshed to instil a sense of pride and belonging for all.
Investing in local communities for Ontario’s 150th anniversary is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.