On February 27, 2019, Innisfil Council passed the 2019-2020 Budget. It invests in the services residents have come to depend on, while also respecting residents’ competing priorities for their hard-earned money. Highlights include:
Bringing Health Care Closer to Home – The Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre will fully open its doors to the public before the end of the year, offering world-class services right here in Innisfil, including radiology, walk-in clinic, family doctors, pharmacy, dentistry and services from the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Creating More Local Employment Opportunities – Building on its previous success, the Economic Development Team will continue to create opportunities for local entrepreneurs who need training or guidance to take their business idea to the next level, while marketing Innisfil as the best place to do business in Ontario.
Upgrades for Innisfil Beach Park – Funding has been set aside to make improvements at Innisfil’s most popular park. Stay tuned for updates on the exciting projects that will make Innisfil Beach Park the place to get active and have fun.
Helping Kids Be More Active at the Mobile Youth Centre (MYC) – The MYC is a fully mobile trailer that can transport games and activities to just about any location in Innisfil.Following its smashing successful launch in summer of 2018, the MYC will be back for 2019, encouraging kids to be active by shooting some hoops, hopping on a scooter, playing a giant-sized board game and so much more.
A Central Town Square Space for a Growing Alcona – Building on the success of the Lakeshore Innisfil ideaLAB & Library as a community hub, the area surrounding the library will see the construction of a skating rink, splash pad, expansion of the stage and other amenities to give residents of all ages even more exciting things to do at this central location.
Investing in Fire Safety – A new fire station will be completed this year in the Big Bay Point area, several new firefighters will be hired, and for the first time, Innisfil Fire and Rescue Services will have a boat so it can respond to emergencies on Lake Simcoe. All of these improvements will help make sure Innisfil Fire and Rescue Services can reach anyone in the community as quickly as possible, while expanding its outreach and educational programs to help prevent fires from happening in the first place.
Improving Your Roads – Without a doubt, one of the biggest investments will be to resurface or reconstruct several of Innisfil’s key roads. 7th Line in particular will be reconstructed from Yonge St. to 10th Sideroad, and will be reconstructed and urbanized from 20th Sideroad to Lake Simcoe. Some sections will receive sidewalks and a multi-use trail for cycling or running.