SUDBURY – On October 9, Killarney Mountain Lodge received $400,000 for the construction of the Canada House conference centre.

With the Ontario government's investment, the conference centre will create five full-time jobs and 10 seasonal jobs.

The conference centre, built with locally sourced logs and stone, can accommodate 400 people with two large conference rooms, 10 breakout rooms, a fitness facility and two kitchens.

The space serves both small and large groups for conferences and weddings.

"Our government is committed to creating good jobs and helping local economies grow," said Parliamentary Assistant Dave Smith. "This investment will drive growth and tourism in the region and sends a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business."

"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.

"This will go a long way in establishing Killarney as one of the best tourism destination in Canada," he added.

Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested more than $120 million in 708 projects, creating or retaining over 2,368 jobs.