Ontario Investing $529,322 to Support Renovation of Wainfleet Community Complex

Published on August 04, 2021

Wainfleet - The Government of Ontario is investing $529,322 to support the renovation of the Wainfleet Community Complex, as well as providing funding for two additional projects in Niagara West, including support of the rehabilitation of Marlene Stewart Streit Park in the Town of Pelham and a play space resurfacing project in the Town of Lincoln.

The funding is part of a larger investment by both the federal and provincial governments of over $4.4 million in four recreation infrastructure projects across Niagara, including the three projects in Niagara West, as well as upgrades to Bogart Street Park in St. Catharines. The Government of Canada is investing over $2.4 million in the four projects through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Stream of the Investing in Canada plan, while the Government of Ontario is providing more than $2 million. Local recipients are investing more than $1.6 million in their respective projects.

MPP Oosterhoff was joined at the Wainfleet Arena today by Kevin Gibson, Mayor of the Township of Wainfleet, to announce the local investments.

"This new funding is great news for residents in Wainfleet, Pelham and Lincoln. Our government continues to support the priorities of Niagara Region with this $2 million investment in our communities," said MPP Oosterhoff.

"I am especially happy to see the highly anticipated upgrades of the Wainfleet Community Complex, including sports fields, tennis courts, washrooms and fencing."

"Wainfleet is excited to be uniting with our federal and provincial partners in delivering long-needed improvements to the Wainfleet Community Complex," said Mayor Gibson.

"One of the many improvements will see increased drainage for the sports fields where hundreds of kids play soccer on Tuesdays. All the work on this project will help us provide improved recreational and community services to residents in years to come."

In the Town of Pelham, funding will support the rehabilitation of the Marlene Stewart Streit Park. This project includes the rehabilitation of the existing electrical systems and pool house, the replacement of the outdoor pool, a new splash pad and picnic pavilion. As well as various accessibility improvements to the pool, playground, and adjoining areas. Once complete, this project will improve the quality of Marlene Stewart Streit Park for the community, especially children and those with accessibility needs. Also included in today's announcement is a Play Space Resurfacing Project in the Town of Lincoln, which will help improve active living and provide modern recreation spaces for the community.

All levels of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when needed most.

Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities to ensure community infrastructure is safe and reliable, while looking ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.