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Killarney lodge receives provincial funding for completed conference centre

$400,000 will go toward lodge that opened last June
Killarney Mountain Lodge

The province announced $400,000 toward the construction of Killarney Mountain Lodge's Canada House conference centre on Oct. 9.

The funding was announced by parliamentary assistant Dave Smith on behalf of Greg Rickford, minister of energy, northern development and mines. 

Construction of the lodge began last year and was completed earlier in 2019. It was built with locally sourced logs and stone with much of the red and white pine sourced from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory's logging operation. 

Upon the facility's completion, owners Holden and Carey Rhodes held a celebratory tour of the building on June 22.

With the help of the investment, the conference centre is expected to create five full-time jobs and 10 seasonal jobs.

The lodge is located on the west end of the resort in the village of Killarney, approximately 120 kilometres southwest of Sudbury on the shore of Georgian Bay

The building will serve both large and small groups for conferences and weddings, accommodating up to 400 people with two conference rooms, 10 breakout rooms, a fitness facility and two kitchens. 

“We most definitely appreciate NOHFC in the commitment to assist in our vision of job creation and building a crown jewel (Canada House) in one of Canada's crown jewels – Killarney, Ontario,” said Holden Rhodes, owner of Killarney Mountain Lodge. 

The project will help promote Killarney as a top tourist destination in the North and drive growth and tourism in the region. 

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested more than $120 million in 708 projects since the summer of 2018, and has created and retained over 2,300 jobs.