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Our latest Tamil Innovators Spotlight features Siva Vimalachandran and Nedra Rodrigo, board members of the historic Tamil Community Centre being built in Toronto, who join our host Jessica Jesudasan to discuss the importance of the initiative for the global Tamil community & more.
TC's Tamil Innovators Spotlight is an online series which puts the spotlight on individuals from the global Tamil community who are building great products, services and initiatives.
For close to a decade the community has been making moves toward the creation of a community centre to address the gap in services available to them. In July, the Government of Canada said it will be investing over $14.3 million in the project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $11.9 million, while the Tamil Community Centre is contributing over $9.6 million. The City of Toronto has contributed land valued at $25 million to the project in the form of a long-term land lease at a minimal cost of $1 plus HST in annual rent.
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