The Province is Delivering on its Commitment to Building Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2022

CARLETON —The Ontario government is committed to investing in local infrastructure. Through the Strategic Priorities Infrastructure Fund – Sport and Community Renewal Stream, Ontario is investing over $3.8 million in the Larry Robinson Arena. Along with funding from the city, the arena will be receiving an investment of over $5.2 million to support the families and children in Carleton.

  • Provincial funding – $3,847,972.50
  • City funding – $1,399,501.25

This contribution will support the expansion of the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe. The expansion plans include building new dressing rooms for players, an expanded lobby with accessible seating areas, and new facilities in the arena.

“This is great news for Carleton and the surrounding communities,” said Goldie Ghamari, MPP for Carleton. “The Larry Robinson Arena supports a number of teams and organizations around Ottawa. This expansion will add much needed space that will better serve the players, teams and the community.”

Through investments such as this, the Ontario government is strengthening local community infrastructure that will help to protect communities, create jobs, and contribute to the province’s recovery and prosperity today, and for generations to come.

“Our government is committed to Building Ontario and supporting the families who call our communities home,” said the Minister of Infrastructure. “By making meaningful investments in local infrastructure projects, we are protecting people’s health, safety and well-being, while also stimulating economic growth and recovery.”

“I am very pleased to have worked with MPP Ghamari and the provincial government to bring these much-needed changes in our rural community,” said George Darouze, Councillor for Osgoode Ward. “This project will benefit all who use the facility for many years to come.”

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.


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Candice Coates, Executive Assistant
Office of Goldie Ghamari, MPP