Monday, December 23, 2013

Homosexual org. expects $34 million in taxpayer funding for LGBTQ sport facility

TORONTO, December 23, 2013 ( – A homosexual organization is banking on Canadian taxpayers to partially foot the bill to build what it calls the “first ever LGBTQ-focused” sports and recreation centre in Toronto.

The 519 Church Street Community Centre (the 519) estimates it will cost $100 million to turn the Wheel and Foundry site on Eastern Avenue in the West Don Lands into the new LGBTQ sports centre. It anticipates that $34 million of that will be covered by municipal, provincial, and federal governments tax-generated grants.

While Maura Lawless, executive director of the 519, says the facility would be open to all, a proposal to the city states the center would offer a “range of spaces” for LGBTQ “community activities.”  (more...)

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