It’s all coming up Community!

03.05.17 | Blog


We have lift off! Our Community Renewal Fund (CRF) is open for business and we are now accepting applications! The grant, which has helped a total of 60 communities across the province, offers Ontario communities up to $50,000 toward building or renewing spaces, like fitness tracks and playgrounds, using sustainable materials made with recycled Ontario tire rubber.

To date, more than $1 million dollars in grants have been awarded to support sustainable projects, with old tires finding their way into skating rinks, parking lots and providing a soft landing and increased accessibility at neighbourhood playgrounds. Also, Ontarians think programs like this are a pretty good idea too! According to a recent poll, nine in 10 Ontarians believe it is important to incorporate sustainable materials in the planning and execution of community projects.

We also want to congratulate the 11 communities awarded funding through the 2016 CRF:


  • Toronto – Irving Chapley Park
  • Toronto – Evergreen Brick Works skating arena
  • Richmond Hill – Hidden Springs Parkette
  • Toronto – Ionview Park 
  • Temiskaming – Dymond Firefighters Park
  • London – Material Recovery Facility
  • Ottawa – Giver 150 Park
  • Mississippi Mills – Gemmill Park 
  • Arran-Elderslie – Union Street sidewalks
  • Brant – Burford Community Centre Park 
  • Erin – Community Centre and Arena


Communities and eligible non-profit organizations in the province can apply for funding through the CRF immediately.  Do you have a project in your community that could use a little beautification, a little restoration? Or maybe you just have an idea for a new creation? Okay, we’ll stop, but you shouldn’t. What are you waiting for? Visit here for more info and to apply.



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