Feds invest in improvements to John Tonelli Sports

By: Laura Steiner
The federal government is investing $558,655 in improving the John Tonelli Sports Centre.  The announcement came February 25, 2021 via Zoom with local leaders, as well as Milton MP Adam van Koeverden, and Communities and Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna.
“Federal support to upgrade the John Tonelli Sports Centre in Milton will breathe new life into this vital community hub so new generations of kids can play, learn new skills and hang with friends,” McKenna said.  The federal investment is through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS).  “This renovation will go a long way in supporting our healthy and active recovery from COVID-19 and in further supporting healthy active living right here at home!” Milton MP Adam Van Koeverden said.
The improvements include the replacement of spectator benches, and upgrades to the parking lot.  The investment will also include facility access, and other amenities at Bronte Meadows’ Park. “On behalf of Town Council, I’d like to thank both the federal and provincial governments for the investment in this capital project, and for acknowledging the importance of municipal infrastructure to serve our community for generations to come,” Milton Mayor Gord Krantz said.  The province of Ontario will contribute $365,499, and Town of Milton fund $372, 483 of the project.