The City of London received $4.8 million in slot machine revenue from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) as part of the Municipality Contribution Agreement. In 2017, the City invested this contribution in a number of infrastructure projects as well as accessible enhancements to recreation facilities.
“The City is proud to showcase and acknowledge the impact these contributions make in our community,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “Londoners significantly benefit from road and community projects that enhance our neighbourhoods and improve the quality of life for everyone.”
Funding for infrastructure included $1.25 million to the reconstruction of Wonderland Road and $2.3 million to various road rehabilitation projects which included asphalt, curbs and gutters. $1.2 million was invested in the North London Optimist Community Centre and Southcrest Pool with interior renovations to change rooms, washrooms and the addition of an accessible pool entry and barrier free parking.
“OLG is proud to be a vital part of London for more than 19 years and we look forward to continuing to build on that support,” said Tyjondah Kerr, OLG’s Senior Manager of Municipal and Community Relations. “Since September 1999, London has received more than $76.3 million in non-tax gaming revenue. OLG proceeds are hard at work in London and all across our province.”
Mayor Matt Brown and Tyjondah Kerr, OLG’s Senior Manager of Municipal and Community Relations, partaking in a virtual ribbon cutitng.