Joint federal, provincial, and recipient funding through the Investing in Canada plan will support 10 community, culture and recreational infrastructure projects in southwestern Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $6.9 million toward these projects, with the Government of Ontario providing over $5.8 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The recipients are contributing more than $4.6 million, including private donations, toward their respective projects.


Project Information:

Project Recipient &


Project title

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Recipient / Other Funding


YMCA of Three Rivers


City of Kitchener

Renovation and Rehabilitation of AR Kaufman YMCA

The project will replace the pool air handling unit (AHU) with a heat recovery ventilator, replace the roof and rooftop AHU, and upgrade facility lighting to LED. The updates will improve energy efficiency, decrease operating costs, reduce the risk of structural or system failure, and increase client comfort.







City of Kitchener

THEMUSEUM Reconstruction and Accessibility Renovations

The project will replace the roof and rehabilitate washrooms to improve accessibility. Once completed, residents and visitors will enjoy a modern and accessible cultural venue.




Recipient: Region of Waterloo


City of Kitchener

Transit Hub Multi Use Trail

The project will create a multi-use trail to connect the Iron Horse Trail with the future King Victoria Transit Hub planned for construction in 2021. It will be a focal point for higher order transit service in Waterloo Region, connecting passengers seamlessly through the co-location of our Regional LRT - the ION, GO Transit's rail and bus service, VIA rail service, intercity bus, and passenger vehicles and promote active living.





Township of Puslinch

Location: Township of Puslinch

Puslinch Community Centre Renovation and Upgrade

The project will upgrade the soccer field, parking lot, site drainage, landscaping, and provide lighted walkway connections. Other renovations will involve an accessible play area, a gazebo, a picnic shelter and new bleachers, lighting, fencing and an upgraded track at the tractor pull venue. The project will improve the quality of community space, address evolving needs and result in a more accessible, multi-use recreational hub.





Township of Puslinch


Township of Puslinch

Replacement of the Lights and Upgrading of the Washrooms at the Old Morriston Park

The project will install new baseball  lights and re-service and upgrade park washrooms. The improvements will meet community needs for updated and accessible recreational facilities.





YMCA of Three Rivers


Township of Wellesley

YMCA Outdoor Centre - Improve Septic System

The project will replace an aging and non-compliant septic system, and reconnect the plumbing to the new system. The new system will meet  regulatory requirements and provide a safe, reliable service for children and youth using the venue for school programs and summer camps.   





Region of Waterloo


Township of Woolwich

West Montrose Covered Bridge Rehabilitation

The project will replace existing trusses with steel girders, repair and replace the roof, and re-install the fire alarm system. The improvements will help protect and preserve the heritage bridge while providing continued access to pedestrians, cyclists, horse and buggies, and small vehicles.







City of Waterloo

Community Mental Health Recreation Hub

The project will construct a new, 6,000 square foot building with multi-purpose spaces and an indoor running and walking track, and demolish a 50-year old structure. The project will provide space for recreation, cultural activities, and community services to better serve vulnerable youth and families.





YMCA of Three Rivers


City of Waterloo

Second Story Addition Stork Family YMCA

The project will add a second storey consisting of 4500 square feet of multi-purpose space. The new space will support the expansion of health management programming for individuals dealing with chronic health issues, and allow for additional youth and adult programming.





YMCA of Southwestern Ontario


City of Woodstock

Woodstock YMCA Recreation Facility Rehabilitation

The project will replace the pool dehumidification system, roof and lighting. The upgrades will improve safety and the user experience, and lower operating costs with the savings to be reinvested in community programming.