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November 19, 2011
Stephen Leacock Community Centre bigger and better thanks to government partnership
The Stephen Leacock Community Centre has been renovated and residents of all ages are benefitting from its many new amenities.

The Stephen Leacock Community Centre offers athletic, leadership and arts programming to children and youth, as well as fitness, special interest programs and excursions for adults and seniors. The facility features a soccer and lacrosse turf, dance studio, hall for group rentals and preschool space.

Phase 3 of this redevelopment included the extension of the second floor to provide two more community rooms, a running track and offices. This expansion has provided much needed multi-purpose and program space, and will enable the centre to continue to offer exceptional community-building activities in this region.

“Our Government is proud to have invested in the redevelopment of the Stephen Leacock Community Centre,” said Roxanne James, Member of Parliament for Scarborough Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, and Communities. “These renovations created jobs in our community, and thanks to Canada’s Economic Action Plan, this important facility can continue to serve families and residents of Scarborough for many years to come.”

“With a pre-school room, dance studio, suspended oval running track and sports pads, this unique community centre offers something for every member of the community,” said Councillor Norm Kelly, Ward 40 Scarborough Agincourt. “I am thrilled to have this renewed and revitalized facility in our community.”

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $1.06 million toward the eligible project costs for Phase 3 renovations for the Stephen Leacock Community Centre. The City of Toronto is contributing the balance of the total eligible project costs of $3.2 million.

Federal support for this project comes from the Government of Canada’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, which has resulted in over 4,100 infrastructure projects across the country.

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