MISSISSAUGA – The Ontario government is investing over $45 million to support the reconstruction of the South Common Community Centre and Library in Mississauga.
The new community centre will have expanded indoor and outdoor fitness spaces, an aquatics centre and a new gymnasium. This is in addition to a new 16,000 square-foot library and multi-purpose rooms for the Mississauga community.
The Ontario government is investing in this multi-purpose infrastructure project that will help to strengthen and protect communities, like Mississauga, create jobs, and contribute to the province’s long-term economic recovery.
“Growing up as a newcomer to Ontario, my family often relied on the services and social connections our local community centre offered,” said the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure. “I understand the impact having a safe place to learn and play has on local residents and that’s why our government continues to support projects like this one, ensuring families and residents can enjoy sports, arts and recreations for generations to come.”
“I am so pleased with this historical investment for Mississauga–Erin Mills, of $61 million in total funding for the South Common Community Centre and Library. The Ontario government is providing more than 73 per cent of this funding to get shovels into the ground,” said Sheref Sabawy, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga—Erin Mills. “The South Common Community Centre and Library has been essential to the lives of many in our community, from our youth to our seniors here in Mississauga. It has been a cornerstone to our wonderful city. These investments aid in the expansion of community, culture and recreation infrastructure projects in Mississauga and help improve the well-being of our constituents for decades to come.”
“I want to sincerely thank the Government of Ontario for today’s announcement and for understanding the importance of investing in Mississauga’s community infrastructure. The more than $61 million in total funding between the Government of Ontario and the City of Mississauga will help improve the health and well-being of so many of our residents,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of the City of Mississauga. “Our recreation and library facilities play an important role in creating healthy, vibrant, inclusive and connected communities. I am so very pleased our application for funding this wonderful project resulted in a positive outcome for Mississauga and its residents.”
“On behalf of the residents of Ward 8, I would like to thank the Government of Ontario for this welcomed investment for the South Common Community Centre and Library. This partnership investment is important to ensuring we continue to serve the diverse needs of our community,” said Matt Mahoney, Ward 8 Councillor for the City of Mississauga. “This funding will be used to make the necessary updates that are greatly needed including a larger library space, updated aquatics area and gymnasium space. I express our sincere gratitude for this funding that will help keep our community healthy, active and engaged.”
Healthy people are essential for a healthy economy. With vaccines being distributed, hope is on the horizon. Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy provides the resources necessary to finish the battle with COVID-19, building on the government’s record investments to protect health and jobs during the global pandemic.