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.

“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.

“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 the total funding of $61 million, added Sheref Sabawy, MPP 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.”

Featured image: Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie announces government funding for the South Common Community Centre and Library on July 5, 2021. (Twitter: @BonnieCrombie)

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