Ontario Investing in State-of-the Art Track & Field in Mississauga-Malton

Published on April 06, 2022

A much-needed outdoor facility for students and the community.

Mississauga-Malton – On April 3rd, MPP Deepak Anand was joined by students and community members at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School. A new track and sports field is being constructed at the high school, a much needed and awaited outdoor recreational space for students and residents living in Malton, Mississauga.  

The Ontario government is investing over $1.3 million to construct the track and field in collaboration with the City of Mississauga, Region of Peel and the Peel District School Board. This contribution will increase the quality of infrastructure and recreational programming in the area to serve the local community and the school.  

“There is nothing more important than investing in our youth” said Premier Doug Ford. “We heard from students that a new sports field in Malton was badly needed and now we are delivering this to help them stay active and participate in the athletic programs and outdoor recreation they need.” 


“Mississauga-Malton is proud to be home to Carlton Chambers retired sprint athlete from Canada, and a winner of gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics” said MPP Deepak Anand. “With this historic investment, we hope to foster the importance of community, healthy lifestyles, sportsmanship and train Olympic athletes right here in Malton!”  

The 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario lays out the government’s plan to build Ontario’s economic recovery and prosperity by getting shovels in the ground faster for hospitals, long-term care homes, highways, housing, high-speed internet and other public infrastructure. To ensure all families, workers and businesses in the province have a better and brighter future, our government’s planned infrastructure investments over the next decade total more than $148 billion.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario is providing an additional $1 billion over the next five years through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to help build and repair local roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in small, rural and northern communities. This investment is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure projects that support economic recovery, growth and job creation.
  • Ontario is providing funding to communities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a $30 billion,10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments and other partners.
  • Ontario’s share will be up to $10.2 billion spread across five streams: Rural and Northern, Transit, Community, Culture and Recreation, Green and COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure.
  • The 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario is the government’s seventh financial update since the pandemic began, highlighting the government’s commitment to providing regular updates on Ontario’s finances, even during this uncertain economic period. It is part of the government’s plan for recovery driven by economic growth.

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