The Town of Midland has received a $287,100 Community Building Fund grant from the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This grant focuses on assisting municipalities, Indigenous communities, and non-profit organizations in the community sport and recreation sectors by supporting repairs, renovations, and/or retrofitting of existing sport and recreation facilities. The Town’s grant will be used to resurface tennis courts at Little Lake Park and the basketball court in Bayview Park.
“Investments in community and recreational infrastructure are essential in supporting community development, socialization, and connection,” said Jill Dunlop, MPP for Simcoe North. “Through this fund, the Province supports the Town of Midland in revitalizing recreation platforms that will provide residents with upgraded and more accessible courts, building on healthy outdoor activity options for people of all ages.”
The resurfacing of the tennis courts in Little Lake Park and the basketball court in Bayview Park will be completed in the spring/summer of 2022. For Bayview Park, this will be a year of significant upgrades, as that park is also set to have a new playground installed in the spring.
“As a small municipality, all funding that Midland receives goes a long way to help us complete important projects, and this grant will help ensure some vital outdoor park amenities are improved and available for use by our residents and visitors this year,” said Mayor Stewart Strathearn. “On behalf of Council, Staff, and residents I would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Government for their continued support of municipalities in improving and maintaining existing facilities and infrastructure.”
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
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