Mississauga community centre, library receive $45 million for construction

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario government is contributing more than $45 million to support reconstruction of the South Common Community Centre and Library in Mississauga.

The new community centre will have expanded indoor and outdoor fitness spaces, an aquatics centre and a new gymnasium. This is in addition to a new 16,000 square-foot library and multi-purpose rooms for the Mississauga community.

“I am so pleased with this historical investment for Mississauga–Erin Mills, of $61 million in total funding for the South Common Community Centre and Library,” said Mississauga-Erin Mills MPP Sheref Sabawy.

“The South Common Community Centre and Library has been essential to the lives of many in our community, from our youth to our seniors here in Mississauga. It has been a cornerstone to our wonderful city.”

The total reconstruction cost of the South Common Community Centre and Library in Mississauga will be approximately $61 million.

Over the next decade, we are investing over $145 billion in Ontario’s infrastructure, including strategic investments in transit and highways, schools and hospitals.

“The more than $61 million in total funding between the Government of Ontario and the City of Mississauga will help improve the health and well-being of so many of our residents,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of the City of Mississauga.

Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to support public transit; community, culture and recreation; green; rural and northern and other priority infrastructure projects.

Across the province and over the next 10 years, Ontario is investing approximately $320 million and Canada is investing approximately $407 million under the Community, Culture and Recreation infrastructure stream of the ICIP.

This stream supports the construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (community centres, libraries), recreational venues (arenas, recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (theatres, museums).

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