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Ontario Creating Jobs and Supporting Economic Development in Kenora

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by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201920 Views


Province Investing in City Revitalization

January 11, 2019

Ontario’s Government for the People is creating jobs and promoting investment in Northern Ontario by supporting the City of Kenora’s plan to revitalize its downtown.

Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, announced the City of Kenora is receiving $1 million to implement phase four of its Downtown Revitalization Project.

This includes construction of a pedestrian-friendly plaza that will attract more visitors to local businesses as well as road re-alignment and replacement of water and sewer infrastructure to support the construction of a First Nations health access facility. The project will create 75 new jobs.

“We are supporting the complete redesign of a key area of Kenora’s downtown core,” said Minister Rickford. “With this investment, we are creating good jobs, modernizing infrastructure and most importantly, letting people know that Kenora – and all of Northern Ontario – is open for business.”

“The City of Kenora is looking forward to this next phase of the Downtown Revitalization Project, which will continue to create jobs and generate investment in the community,” said Dan Reynard, Mayor of Kenora.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario has contributed $6.92 million towards the first three phases of Kenora’s Downtown Revitalization Project, which has resulted in 513 new jobs and $61 million in private sector investments in the community.

Media Contacts

Sydney Stonier
Press Secretary, Minister’s Office
sydney.stonier@ontario.ca
416-314-5199

Leah Wong
Ministry of Energy, Development and Mines
leah.wong@ontario.ca
416-314-6275

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