Kingston, Ont. region will receive nearly $10 million to grow its economy – Kingston

The federal government has announced a substantial investment in southeastern Ontario to help grow the economy there.

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario announced a total investment of more than $9.8 million for 37 projects in Kingston, Frontenac, Lanark and Lennox and Addington that will support community infrastructure improvements, the recovery of tourism and economic development in the region.

“Supporting tourism operators and communities enables them to bring visitors back, improve public spaces, share knowledge and experiences, and prepare for a strong future,” said Filomena Tassi, minister responsible for Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

“Through programs like the Tourism Challenge Fund and the Canadian Community Revitalization Fund, our government is making smart investments that put people first and grow local economies that benefit everyone.

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The hope is that this investment will create and revitalize community spaces and improve tourist 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 world.

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston has received a non-repayable investment of over $300,000 through the Tourism Relief Fund to renovate the historic building at Kingston Graving Dock National Historic Site.

“This restoration will strengthen our ability to provide a unique community space for events, programs and exhibits that connect visitors to the stories of the Great Lakes and Kingston,” said Chris West, Chairman of the Marine Museum of Trustees. the Great Lakes in Kingston. , said.

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The project involves the restoration of the museum’s heritage architecture, including exhibit galleries, windows and doors, to improve energy efficiency and attract visitors to the museum.

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“Modern tourism and recreational spaces are important to building strong local economies and communities in Kingston and surrounding areas. With this support, the tourism sector and the communities of Kingston, Frontenac, Lanark and Lennox and Addington are rebuilding from the pandemic and looking to a strong future,” said Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen.

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