April 21, 2022 - Windsor, Ontario
With its close proximity to the United States, local markets and an educated and skilled workforce, Windsor-Essex offers prime conditions for communities to thrive and do business. Community infrastructure is at the heart of local communities, bringing together residents and visitors alike, while supporting local businesses, jobs and economies.
Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of over $2 million to enhance nine Windsor-area community spaces under the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF). With this investment, recipients will build or enhance community infrastructure, and adapt public spaces to encourage the safe return of locals and visitors.
The announcement was made at an event hosted by the Essex Region Conservation Authority, which received $940,000 towards three community projects. This includes $85,000 to support the accessibility of John R. Park Homestead Heritage and Conservation Centre through the addition of a paved entrance pathway and second-floor lift, as well as improvements to the accessible washroom.
Additional project details can be found in the Backgrounder.