New Eco-friendly Waterfront For Red Rock - McGuinty Government Expanding Community Infrastructure, Creating Jobs


August 6, 2011

Ontario is investing in a new eco-friendly waterfront centre in Red Rock to promote tourism, boost the local economy and create seven jobs.

With support from the province, a centre is being built that will provide amenities for marina users such as shower, laundry and washroom facilities as well as an interpretive area. It will also house local enterprises, including a restaurant and other retail business. The new centre will be constructed using local wood and straw bale insulation that is environmentally friendly and has high insulating value.

Partnering with businesses and communities in Northern Ontario is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create and support jobs for Ontario families and to strengthen local economies.


"Northern Ontario's tourism sector is brimming with potential and our government recognizes that investments in tourism infrastructure can spur the economy of small communities. We are very pleased to support the development of the Red Rock waterfront, which will promote significant community and economic growth in the region."
- Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

"Investments in northern rural communities across Ontario are helping to create jobs and tourism opportunities for Ontario families. This project is encouraging growth and stability in Red Rock and will help boost the local economy."
- Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


  • Ontario is providing $937,978 for this project through the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program. In 2009, the NOHFC contributed $415,600 to expand and improve the capacity at the Red Rock Marina.
  • Ontario is also providing $202,823 to assist with design and engineering costs for the centre through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program.


About the Red Rock Marina
Find out about the Rural Economic Development Program
The Growth Plan for Northern Ontario

For more information:

Melissa Zanette, Minister's Office, 416-326-3071
Susan Murray, Communications Branch, 519-826-3145

Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 03 August 2011
Last Reviewed: 03 August 2011