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June 15, 2012
Governments and local youth groups come together to open the new Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre multi-purpose youth space
Provincial MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti (Scarborough Southwest) and City of Toronto Councillor Michelle Berardinetti (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest) joined representatives from the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) and Build It to Suit Youth (BITSY) to officially open the multi-purpose youth space at the Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre.

The new youth space at the Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre was jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto through the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program. The Federal and Provincial governments both contributed approximately $355,000 each, with the City of Toronto contributing approximately $180,000. The City also received a contribution of $186,882 from the African Canadian Legal Clinic.

“Our investment in this facility will bring our youth community together and allow them to enjoy a modern and accessible recreation space,” said MP Roxanne James (Scarborough Centre). “Today’s event is another example of the success of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, which has contributed to jobs and growth across Ontario and Canada.”

“Ontario is proud to support local infrastructure projects that foster economic development and create jobs,” said MPP Lorenzo Berardinetti. “In Scarborough, our investment in the new Don Montgomery Multi-Purpose Youth Space will help make our community stronger and safer.”

"The new Don Montgomery youth space is a great place for young people to meet, exchange ideas and to learn about their neighbours and neighbourhood," said Councillor Berardinetti.

The youth space was designed as a dedicated space where local youth groups can congregate and have a place that they can call their own.

The new space provides two multi-purpose rooms with flex flooring and one room with a wall of mirrors, suitable for dancing and fitness activities. There is a media/workroom which houses computers for workshops, meetings, résumé writing and research. The space includes an office, a mud room and space for the African Canadian Legal Clinic.

The Don Montgomery Community Recreation Centre multi-purpose youth space is located at 2467 Eglinton Ave. E.

This project is one of more than 750 across the province that has moved forward thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment of more than $380 million under the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) Program in Ontario and the Ontario Recreation Program (Ontario REC). The governments of Canada and Ontario teamed up to make the communities better places to live and encourage higher levels of participation in community building. For more information on this initiative, please visit

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