Ontario Modernizing La Vallee Community Hall

Posted on May 23, 2023

LA VALLEE – The Ontario government is providing $111,702 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for the Township of La Vallee to upgrade the community hall. This investment will improve quality of life for northerners by enhancing and improving accessibility to an important gathering place for community members.

“Our government understands building strong, connected communities in the Northwest starts with enhancing community infrastructure,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development. “By supporting the Township of La Vallee with accessibility improvements to the community hall, our government is ensuring Northern Ontario remains an attractive place to live, work, play and do business.”

La Vallee will use $111,702 in funding from the NOHFC to replace the existing stage with a new floor, repave the entrance walkway, upgrade the public washrooms and install a water softener unit, backup electrical system, new furnace and a new public-facing sign.

“The Township of La Vallee greatly appreciates support from the NOHFC for our Community Hall Accessibility Retrofit and Renovation Project,” said Lucille MacDonald, Reeve of the Township La Vallee.“This will provide some much needed funding for upgrades that will improve and enhance our Community Hall.”

The NOHFC promotes economic prosperity across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects—big and small, rural and urban—that stimulate growth, job creation and skills development. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $639 million in 5,265 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging more than $2 billion in investment and creating or sustaining over 8,420 jobs.

Quick Fact

  • The Ontario government launched new and improved NOHFC programs that support more projects in rural northern communities and make it easier for more people and businesses to apply. The programs target existing and emerging markets, provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the North.

Additional Resources

  • The NOHFC’s Community Enhancement Program builds strong and resilient northern communities through targeted investments in critical infrastructure.

Media Contacts

Curtis Lindsay, Minister’s Office -- 437-240-7317 -- curtis.lindsay@ontario.ca

Media Desk, Communications Branch -- mediadesk.ndm@ontario.ca