Ontario Building a More Inclusive Kenora

 Investing $60,000 for a fully accessible nature pathway at Norman Park

KENORA — The Ontario government is investing $60,000 in City of Kenora. The City of Kenora is receiving an Inclusive Community Grant to install a fully accessible nature pathway at Norman Park.

“Through our government’s Inclusive Community Grant program, we are complimenting other investments we have made in Norman Park to ensure a safe and accessible space on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods,” said Greg Rickford, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kenora–Rainy River. “We are proud to partner with municipalities on projects that contribute to a stronger, more inclusive Ontario.”

City of Kenora will see a new, fully accessible nature pathway at Norman Park that will connect the sidewalk, parking lot, accessible washrooms, and accessible playground all together.

“This accessible pathway helps people with disabilities and seniors take part in community life by removing barriers,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “Together we are fighting social isolation and helping more people have access to Norman Park.”

Once the renovations have been completed, Norman Park will be the first fully accessible park that has lake and beach access in Kenora.

“We are grateful to receive the Inclusive Community Grant to enhance the accessibility of the recreational space at Norman Park,” said Andrew Poirier, Mayor of the City of Kenora. “Norman Park is a bustling place in the summer, and the new nature pathway will ensure that everyone, regardless of their abilities, can enjoy this wonderful lakeside park and all its amenities. We are excited to see the positive impact this project will have on our community.”

Our government is supporting municipalities and not-for-profit organizations across Ontario through the Inclusive Community Grant program. Since 2020, this program has invested $5.4 million into 87 projects.