OTTAWA, ONTARIO June 17 – Federal, provincial, and municipal representatives celebrated the completion and grand opening of the new Prescott Subdivision Pathway #1, which is referred to locally as the Osgoode Pathway.
This new trail, which stretches from the south edge of Leitrim Road to the north side of Buckles Street in Osgoode, converted 21 kilometres of an abandoned rail corridor into a cycling and pedestrian path covered in stone dust. The pathway will promote public health for residents and will also facilitate year-round recreation including horseback riding, cross-country skiing, cycling, snowmobiling, walking and running.
”Outdoor recreational trails are an excellent way to motivate people to engage in physical activity,” said Pierre Poilievre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Member of Parliament for Nepean—Carleton. “This multi-use trail will be enjoyed by residents year-round. The Government of Canada is pleased with the role we played in making this infrastructure project a reality.”
“The Ontario Government is proud to support the development of this new trail, which helps support healthy living here in Osgoode and promotes expanded tourism potential for rural Ottawa,” said the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure. “The Ontario Government’s upcoming Long-term Capital Plan will continue to support infrastructure improvements and enhanced quality of life for communities across the province.”
“We are committed to building a greener and friendlier city by concentrating on our many multi-use pathways here in the City of Ottawa,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “With the completion of the Osgoode Multi-use Pathway, residents and visitors to our Nation’s Capital will find it easier than ever to enjoy our magnificent outdoors.”
The governments of Canada and Ontario are each contributing nearly $451,000 toward the eligible costs of this project. The City of Ottawa is contributing the balance of the total project cost of $2.1 million.
Federal funding for this project comes from the Government of Canada’s $4-billion Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, which is providing funding to more than 4,100 infrastructure projects across the country.
Over the past couple of months, Ontario benefited from an increase of 38,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 7.9 per cent.
For additional information about investments in infrastructure, visit www.creatingjobs.gc.ca.
For further information about Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.
For more information on how Ontario is revitalizing its infrastructure, visit ontario.ca/infrastructure.