Funding is coming the way of the Highway 11 corridor communities.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has announced that several grants have been accepted and given to communities such as Kapuskasing, Val Rita-Harty, Opasatika and Smooth Rock Falls.

These grants include:

  • North Centennial Manor in Kapuskasing receiving $150,000 over the next 12 months to build an accessible gazebo as well as pathway. This should help the manor involve more physically active lifestyles for their residents
  • Town of Opasatika is receiving $64,600 over three months to renovate their indoor facility giving residents a welcoming area to participate in physical program activities
  • Paroisse St-Antoine De Padoue, the Opasatika community centre, is receiving a one-time payment of $27,700 over a month to renovate the centre making it senior accessible
  • Township of Val Rita-Harty is receiving $150,000 over three months towards repairing the roof and overall renovating their gymnasium to increase community participation
  • Town of Smooth Rock Falls is receiving $146,800 over the next 12 months to replace their aging pool with an accessible splash pad

In total last year, OTF handed out $120 million in grants to over 700 projects across the province.

Overall the OTF has approved 18 new grants over the past week, the first grants approved of the New Year.