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November 25, 2022

Government of Canada invests nearly $10 million in community infrastructure and tourism to grow the economy and create jobs in Kingston and surrounding region

FedDev Nov 24 Announcement

FedDev Ontario supports 37 projects in Frontenac, Lanark, and Lennox and Addington to enhance public spaces and attract visitors

November 24, 2022 News Release, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario supports 37 projects in Frontenac, Lanark, and Lennox and Addington to enhance public spaces and attract visitors

As a popular tourist destination, Kingston and the surrounding regions attract millions of visitors each year to enjoy the area’s historic main streets, museums, shops, restaurants, and the natural beauty of the waterfront. Visitors have a significant impact on the local economy. The Government of Canada understands the importance of the tourism sector and vibrant community spaces and is committed to supporting communities as they rebound from the pandemic and position themselves for a strong future.

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced a total investment of over $9.8 million for 37 projects in Kingston, Frontenac, Lanark, and Lennox and Addington that will support community infrastructure enhancements, tourism recovery and economic development in the region. These investments, through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF), will create and revitalize community spaces and enhance tourism attractions to welcome more visitors and build stronger, more vibrant communities that will lead to job creation and a growing economy that works for everyone.

The announcement was hosted by Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston, which received a non-repayable investment of more than than $300,000, through the Tourism Relief Fund, to renovate the historical building at the Kingston Dry Dock national historic site. The project includes restoring the Museum’s heritage architecture, including exhibit galleries, windows and doors, to improve energy efficiency and attract visitors to the museum.

An additional 36 community infrastructure and tourism projects are receiving support to recover from the pandemic, safely welcome back visitors and strengthen communities. For more information about the projects, please see the backgrounder. 

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