Local Press Release

$36,000 OTF Grant gives Opera York support to reconnect to the community

On Friday night as the cast for Opera York’s production of Mozart’s Magic Flute were readying to take the stage, Philip Trow, President of Opera York welcomed MPP Laura Smith and MPP Daisy Wai to say a few words about the impact of a $36,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant that the group received last year from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). 

Ontario Provides More Money for Public Transit in York Region

The Ontario government is providing more money to support the expansion and improvement of public transit services in York Region. The funding is part of the province’s gas tax program which will allocate more than $379.5 million to help 107 municipalities operate and improve local transit.

MPP Laura Smith Congratulates Navillera Korean Dance Company on Being a Recipient of the Seniors Community Grant

The Ontario government is investing in its seniors in Thornhill by funding projects that will help seniors stay safe, fit, active, healthy and socially connected across the community with Seniors Community Grants. Recently, MPP Laura Smith paid a visit to Navillera Korean Dance Company, who received $24,000 to continue to offer 16-week Korean Traditional Dance workshops for seniors in the Vaughan area.

$249,700 grant enabled the Tirgan Centre for Art and Culture to Continue Moving Forward  

On Friday, MPP Laura Smith and MPP Michael Parsa stopped in at the Tirgan Centre for Art and Culture to hear how a $249,700 Community Building Fund grant that was awarded in late 2021 helped the Centre with needed operational costs over the last year. The grant which has now concluded, was awarded by the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

York University Markham Campus Topping Off Ceremony

We are building Ontario! It was a pleasure to attend the official York University Markham campus topping off ceremony today alongside my colleagues Minister Jill Dunlop, MPP Billy Pang, and MPP Logan Kanapathi. It was humbling to witness the final steel pillar placed on what will soon become a hub of learning and activity.

Ontario Investing over $30 million to Support York Region’s COVID-19 Recovery

The Ontario government is investing over $30 million in additional one-time funding to support York Region Public Health with costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ontario Expands PRESTO Credit Payment to More Local Transit Agencies

Starting January 23, riders on Durham Region Transit, York Regional Transit, Burlington Transit and Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) can tap credit cards to pay fares on a PRESTO device, including credit cards on a smartphone or a smartwatch.

MPP Laura Smith announces $150,000 OTF grant for Reena as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary 

On Wednesday, MPP Laura Smith and MPP Stephen Lecce congratulated the team at Reena on the Capital grant it received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to improve its HVAC systems in the buildings that host its community participation programs for persons with developmental disabilities. The news of the grant came on the day that Reena marked its 50th Anniversary in the community.  

Ontario Keeping Thornhill Seniors Healthy, Active and Connected  | Seniors Community Grants Supports Seniors’ Programs in Thornhill

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