Improvements include new picnic shelters, accessible picnic tables, accessibility and safety improvements to Whitchurch-Stouffville Nature Preserve restrooms
Facility upgrades, including two new picnic shelters, are coming to Bruce’s Mill Conservation Park thanks to more than $740,000 in federal government funding.
Non-repayable funds provided through the Canadian Community Revitalization Fund to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority will be used to make improvements to Whitchurch-Stouffville Park, including the addition of picnic tables picnics, improving the accessibility and safety of toilets and improving access roads and car parks, announced today Helena Jaczek, minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and MP for Markham-Stouffville.
“Our government is investing in community infrastructure to support the mental and physical health of Canadians by promoting social interaction and physical activity,” Jaczek said in a news release. “This revitalization will help attract visitors to Bruce’s Mill where they can gather, enjoy the outdoors and be active.
“The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is pleased that FedDev Ontario’s investment is meeting the increased demand for outdoor recreation and enhancing the visitor experience at Bruce’s Mill. It is investments like these that allow TRCA to keep our parks and trails in good condition while increasing community connections and improving accessibility for our visitors,” said Michael Tolensky, Director of Finance and operations at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
With a national investment of $500 million over two years, the Canadian Community Revitalization Fund is supporting projects that build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets, get people back to public spaces safely, and boost economies. local. This includes $139 million for projects in southern Ontario delivered by FedDev Ontario.
Since 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested over $1.6 million in four projects in Stouffville.