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Brampton Celebrates Construction of New Water Play Facility at Heart Lake Conservation Area

Jul 13, 2011

July 13, 2011 Brampton, ON - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority held an official ceremony today to celebrate the completion of work on the Wild Wetland Splash, a new water play facility at Heart Lake Conservation Area. 

Parm Gill, MP for Brampton-Springdale; Linda Jeffrey, MPP for Brampton-Springdale; and Brian Denney, CAO of Toronto and Region Conservation, are pleased to see this important community recreational infrastructure project reach completion. 

Work included the installation of a swimming pool and deck and upgrades to the existing washroom and change facilities. The project incorporated green technology in the lighting and water management systems. This pool will provide residents with another opportunity to participate in outdoor recreational activities in their community.

The governments of Canada and Ontario have each committed up to $533,000 to the project, while the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority will contribute the balance of the total project cost of $1.6 million.

"This project will benefit families by giving them a place to gather and have fun outside this summer at this state-of-the-art water park," said MP Gill.  "Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, we are creating jobs and providing families with recreation spaces that are accessible, efficient, and modern, and that can be enjoyed for many years to come."

"This investment in Brampton is great news," said MPP Jeffrey. "I was happy to recommend this project, because families in my community need affordable recreation alternatives and its completion couldn't have come at a better time. The provincial government is contributing to a healthier, more active community while creating jobs and supporting economic development."

"Thanks to the RInC/Ontario REC Program, we are able to open new recreational facilities like, Wild Wetland Splash at Heart Lake Conservation," said Brian Denney. "Nature and outdoor spaces are good for people and vital for healthy communities - especially in city regions. We look forward to seeing everyone cooling off at this eco-friendly water play facility this summer."

This project is one of more than 760 across the province that is moving forward thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment of more than $380 million under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program in Ontario and the Ontario Recreation Program (Ontario REC). The governments of Canada and Ontario teamed up to support Ontario's communities and create jobs by improving recreational infrastructure, as these types of projects also encourage higher levels of participation in physical activity and community building. For more information on this initiative, please visit www.rinc-on.ca.

 

 

With more than 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at www.trca.on.ca

 

 

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