Ministry of Community and Social Services
Improving Safety and Accessibility for Ontario’s Most Vulnerable People
Barrie, ON – July 27, 2017
Ontario is investing in repairs, renovations, upgrades and fire safety improvements to provide more secure and accessible facilities in Barrie for people who use their services.
Ann Hoggarth, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services, was at Simcoe Community Services to announce that it will be receiving $126,700 to replace exterior doors and windows, a furnace as well as improve accessibility and install generators. The work will benefit Simcoe Community Services facilities in Barrie as well as Minesing and Orillia.
DeafBlind Ontario Services in Barrie will also receive $ 273,700 to install a sprinkler system and fire separation barriers, replace the kitchen, and upgrade the heating and cooling system.
This investment is part of Ontario’s Partner Facility Renewal (PFR) program, which helps local agencies repair and renovate their facilities to better serve people in the community. This support is also helping agencies ensure that their buildings meet improvements to Ontario’s Fire Code, in order to keep residents safe.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.
Investing in community agencies that help those most in need is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
Listen to the audio below: