Investing in Ontario's Culture and Tourism AttractionsPublished on August 26, 2019
Ontario Supporting Infrastructure Projects Across the Province
MISSISSAUGA — Ontario’s government is investing up to $26 million in infrastructure projects to ensure that Ontario’s culture and tourism attractions remain world-class destinations.
Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, announced today that the following tourism and culture attractions are receiving funding that will enable them to begin construction on much-needed capital projects. These include repairs and replacements of roofs, windows, parking lots and septic systems, as well as restoration projects.
- Royal Ontario Museum - Repairs to leaking window seals at the Curatorial Centre, and repairs to deteriorating hardwood flooring sections at the Biodiversity Galleries.
- Ontario Science Centre - Replacement of critical IT infrastructure, and upgrades to the street lighting in the south parking lot.
- Art Gallery of Ontario - Upgrades to the security system, and the sprinklers in the shipping dock.
The province’s culture and tourism attractions promote tourism, economic growth and job creation -- and offer a wide range of educational, recreational, cultural and entertainment programs. This investment will ensure that they continue to attract visitors and promote tourism.
“Our culture and tourism attractions showcase that Ontario offers the world in one province,” said Minister MacLeod. “These icons contribute significantly to our economy and this investment will give them the support they need to shine and deliver the excellent visitor experiences they are known for.”
“From dinosaur fossils and world history, to priceless, world-class artwork, the museums, galleries, and other cultural attractions of the GTA truly have something for everyone, no matter what your interests may be,” said Cuzzetto. “This investment will provide the support they need to continue to bring communities together, and provide platforms for broader understanding of a wide variety of topics.”
- The government is investing up to $26 million for infrastructure projects focussing on the ministry’s agencies, attractions and transfer payment entities through the ministry's Repair and Rehabilitation Capital Program.
- Tourism is an important economic driver, supporting more than 390,000 jobs and generating over $34 billion of economic activity in Ontario.
- Ontario's culture sector contributes $25 billion annually to the provincial economy and supports over 286,000 jobs.
Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP