Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre receives $1M in government funding for HVAC upgrades

The Peterborough Sports and Wellness Center will receive more than $1 million in government funding for upgrades to its heating and ventilation (HVAC) system.

The announcement was part of $1.6 million allocated to six Ontario communities from the federal and provincial governments.

According to Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef and MPP Dave Smith, the fitness facility will have improved ventilation after the replacement of the dehumidification unit and all related work to adapt it to the building.

The federal government is contributing $843,352 while the Ontario government is providing $210,838 to the project.

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“We are grateful that the Sports and Wellness Center Rehabilitation Project has been selected as one of six projects to receive funding through Infrastructure Canada,” said Mayor Diane Therrien. “This funding will support improvements that will serve families in Peterborough for many years to come.”

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The Government of Canada is providing $1.2 million to six projects through its COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the health and well-being of all Canadians,” Monsef said. “More than ever, we understand the need to support our municipalities so that they can maintain their ability to continue to provide access to quality programming and essential services. That’s why we’re investing more than $1.2 million — 80 cents on every dollar of total funding — through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream to improve recreational facilities, connectivity and critical infrastructure in six communities in Southern and Eastern Ontario. Canada’s infrastructure plan is investing in thousands of projects, creating jobs across the country and building cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

The Ontario government is contributing more than $323,000 to six projects.

“These repairs and upgrades in six municipalities will improve the health and safety of the important places where our communities come together,” Smith said. “Now that we are coming out of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that we make sure that municipal infrastructure lasts so that we can enjoy it now and for years to come.”

Other projects included shoreline restoration in the town of Goderich, high speed broadband internet in Morris-Turnberry borough, repairs to the football clubhouse in Thorold; and upgrades to the City Office, Fire Station, and Library in Newberry Village.

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