$2 Million for Canadore College’s Multi-Use Sports ComplexSeptember 22, 2023
Province expanding community recreation opportunities in Nipissing
NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing announced that the Ontario government is providing $2 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for Canadore College to build a multi-use recreation facility on the Commerce Court Campus. This investment will increase recreational opportunities for students and the community, and support health and wellness in Nipissing.
“Through a targeted investment, our government is enhancing infrastructure at Canadore College to provide sports and recreation enthusiasts with a year-round indoor facility,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “We will continue to foster a strong future in our region by supporting economic growth and reaffirming the North as a great place to call home.”
“Canadore College is proud to be leading this multi-million-dollar investment. We are building this facility to support our academic, sport, and wellness needs and creating a new headquarters for our School of Sport and Recreation. The centre will be a community recreation hub for the North Bay and Nipissing region as well,” said George Burton, President, and CEO of Canadore College. “The facility will feature artificial turf, a hard court, and many other features to support maximum usability by the College and the community. We are grateful to the Government of Ontario and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for its support of this important project.”
Canadore College’s multi-use sports complex will include an 85,000 square foot dome and 6.200 square foot clubhouse. As the only full-service sports facility in the North, the Canadore Multi-Use Recreation Facility will support year-round soccer, golf, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, dry land training, cricket, badminton and sport conditioning. The new facility will become a hub for the community and help Canadore College expand their varsity and recreational sports programming. The space will also have the potential to host large community events, tradeshows, and conferences.
The NOHFC promotes economic prosperity across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects—big and small, rural and urban—that stimulate growth, job creation and skills development. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $685 million in 5,656 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging more than $2.3 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 9,000 jobs.
- The Ontario government launched new and improved NOHFC programs that support more projects in rural northern communities and make it easier for more people and businesses to apply. The programs target existing and emerging markets, provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the North.
- The NOHFC, Northern Development Offices and Small Business Enterprise Centres are available to support northern communities, businesses and other stakeholders in identifying economic development opportunities and assist in accessing government funding programs.
- The NOHFC’s Community Enhancement Program builds strong and resilient northern communities through targeted investments in critical infrastructure.