Three area projects are receiving tourism-related funding from FedNor.
Half a million dollars is going to Callander.
The non-repayable investment will be used to complete infrastructure upgrades aimed at revitalizing the waterfront area on Callander Bay.
Along with infrastructure upgrades to Lansdowne Road, which are aimed at attracting business development, the money will be used to enhance Callander’s local pier and modernize Centennial Park.
Once complete there will be a new boardwalk, boat launch, sheltered areas, and more.
The federal government says the pandemic has had an undeniable impact on Canada’s tourism sector, with the Tourism Relief Fund helping businesses be even better positioned to welcome back guests.
“We will support Canada’s tourism sector as it recovers from the historic disruption COVID-19 presented,” says Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor. “[The] funding creates local jobs, supports businesses, and helps welcome visitors to beautiful Northern Ontario.”
Tom Rae Lodge in Nipissing is receiving $100,000 for a number of projects.
They include building a 50-person covered pavilion for social and group events, renovating and winterizing up to five cottages, installing solar panels to heat the swimming pool, and more.
Another $50,000 is going to Camp Conewango in Redbridge.
The money will be used to renovate an existing cottage, a new septic system installation, electricity and water line upgrades and more.
In recognition of National Tourism Week, which runs from May 29 to June 4, Minister Hajdu, announced FedNor investments totalling $8.7 million to protect, strengthen and grow Northern Ontario’s tourism sector.