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$42 million to be spent on parks and sports facility

Posted: Feb. 27th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Montreal has approved a $42 million investment on its parks and sports facilities. The benefits to these kinds of projects are endless as it helps keep kids off of the streets and helps guide them on the right track. The money will be dispensed through out different sectors according to population.

MONTREAL — Montreal will invest an additional $42 million in its parks and sports facilities in 2013 to improve installations such as pools, soccer fields and outdoor running tracks, Mayor Michael Applebaum announced Wednesday.

Most of the money — $31.5 million — will be distributed among the city’s 19 boroughs, according to a formula based on the population, park space and the number of young people under 20 years old and senior citizens in the community. Larger boroughs such as Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (pop. 165,031) will get as much as $2.7 million, while smaller boroughs such as Outremont (23,566) and Île-Bizard—Ste-Geneviève (18,097) are guaranteed at least $1 million. The rest of the funding will go to facilities managed by city departments.

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