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OTS Reopens Community Renewal Fund

Ontario Tire Stewardship’s Community Renewal Fund grant reopens to support green development across Ontario.

Ontario communities can get a little extra help when planning their next community project with the Community Renewal Fund, offered by Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS).

The grant, which offers up to $50,000 to put toward building or renewing spaces using sustainable materials made with recycled Ontario tire rubber, challenges communities to consider innovative ways of updating their shared spaces with recycled resources.

“We are thrilled at the response we’ve had with our program and excited to help communities across Ontario bring their projects to life in a way that supports the circular economy,” says Claudia Hawkins, Director of Promotions & Education OTS. “Our goal is to help organizations rethink the way they approach building or updating community spaces by using earth friendly products.  Ontario Tire Stewardship’s Community Renewal Fund is one way we can encourage more sustainable options.”

The following new projects have been approved for funding in 2016:

  • City of Brampton, Fred Kee Park – Playground Surfacing
  • City of Oshawa, Arborwood Park – Playground Surfacing
  • City of Temiskaming, Community Gathering Area – Athletic Flooring
  • Corporation of the town of Richmond Hill, Morgan Boyle Park – Playground Surfacing
  • City of Toronto, Leonard Linton Park – Playground Surfacing
  • Corkery Community Association, Corkery Skating Rink – Rink Matting
  • Toronto District School Board, St. Mary’s Centre for Health and Wellness – Athletic Flooring

For more information about the OTS Community Renewal Fund and to apply online, Ontarians can visit rethinktires.ca.

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