IN THE NEWS: Supporting Eastern Ontario’s Historic Sites, Parks and Attractions during COVID-19

The Ontario government is providing the St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) with an investment of nearly $5.5 million to support the continued operation and maintenance of its historic sites, parks and attractions. This funding will go towards repairs and renovations to keep Eastern Ontario’s one-of-a-kind tourist areas running smoothly, while also taking steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border. This investment will help SLPC provide a high-quality experience to all visitors through the following projects:

  • $4 million to support general repairs and maintenance of the SLPC’s historic sites, parks and attractions.
  • $1 million to support critical engineering work to advance the sewage system, drinking water system and washroom revitalization project, including biological and archaeological surveys.
  • $327,500 for spring projects that support re-opening, such as building repairs, building plumbing and electrical upgrades.
  • $121,000 for capital projects that address the immediate costs required to comply with Provincial Public Health COVID-19 safety guidelines, such as the installation of barriers, signage, and new queuing plans for the public in high-traffic areas.

SLPC has begun planning to open all historic sites, parks and outdoor recreation facilities for the 2021 summer season. Please visit the SLPC website for more information.

To read the full news release click here

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