Callander Receives Funds from FedNor for Waterfront & Pier Enhancements (CLICK TO VIEW PDF VERSION)
Callander, ON: On March 10, 2022, an announcement was made at Centennial Park by the Honourable Anthony Rota, that Callander was successful in securing $500,000 of Federal dollars to dedicate towards a $1.2 million revitalization project for our Waterfront and Pier. Mayor Robb Noon was “thrilled to hear the news” as the funding meant an acceleration of Callander’s Waterfront and Downtown Revitalization Project.
Over the course of the last few years, Council has been slowly implementing our plan as budgets allowed with beautification features, improving signage and installing benches. With the funds to achieve these initiatives coming from our tax paying citizens, only small portions of our Downtown Waterfront Revitalization Project have come to fruition. This funding received from the Tourism Relief Fund will allow the Municipality to make great strides towards the Vision that has been established by our taxpayers.
“It is important to note that the COVID-19 Pandemic has also put a strain on our businesses, just like the rest of Ontario. Our Municipality and businesses rely on tourism, in all four seasons. We have access to the shores of Callander Bay and Lake Nipissing, making it a prime fishing spot in both summer and winter. Our small town charm attracts families to gather and spend time together, and our sunsets are like no other in the region. The funding received by FedNor will help us revitalize and rebound our community and our businesses, while also paving the way for new opportunities.” states Mayor Robb Noon.
The project includes infrastructure and road enhancements that will revitalize the streetscape on Lansdowne Street from Main Street to the Pier, bringing services to our waterfront property that will host our Community Hub. It also includes the addition of an 80-100 person gazebo at Centennial Park, the installation of a boardwalk and expanded paved parking area. The Pier will also see some improvements, with the addition of a small gazebo/picnic shelter at the shoreline, small boat upgrades to the boat launch and some docking enhancements at the municipal marina. “We are so excited to get started,” says Mayor Robb Noon, “the project will be tackled this upcoming summer”.
“We are so grateful to be recipients of this funding, and want to thank the Honourable Anthony Rota for his support on this project. We are lucky to have the support of our Federal Government as we continue to invest in our community’s vision for Callander”.
For Media Contact:
Ashley Bilodeau, Senior Municipal Director
705-752-1410 x 224
Municipality of Callander
Phone: (705) 752-1410