The Province of Ontario has revealed that their investing in the expansion of the “Parry Sound Public Sailing Club”. This investment is in order to increase tourism within the sailing season. This is obviously a part of Ontario’s goal to make the Parry Sound Waterfront something spectacular and notable within the province.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is funding this investment, giving the public sailing club a total of $118,230 in order to expand this sailing club. Sail Parry Sound is adding a second floor to their boathouse, this second floor will include a public observation desk as well as a café. This project also have room for a sail repair shop, a bike/watercraft rental shop, change room facilities and a new set of washrooms.
The Parry Sound Waterfront is the largest infrastructure investment project that Ontario has undertaken. During the last decade a total of $130 Billion has been spent on creating modern roads, transit systems, hospitals, schools, bridges and more. In return this has created 110,000 jobs annually with each year. The Ontario Government is hoping that by doing this Parry Sound can become the new Whistler. Whistler being one of the most famed skiing locations in the world, it’s located in British Columbia Canada. If this becomes the case then the Parry Sound Public Sailing House will benefit greatly from the increase in tourism.
It’ll be another five to ten years at most before the waterfront is completed and true tourism can begin within the area.