Ontario Parks claims they (or any of their partners) need to spend $1,000,000 in capital to upgrade Springwater Park.

This is difficult to imagine because, from their own figures, on average the Ministry of Natural Resources has only spent $24,660 per year from 2008 to 2012 at the park.

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Is it reasonable to assume the MNR  (or any other partner) needs to spend 40.6 times the average of the previous 5 years in asset improvements?

Sure things need to be improved but, the park is in great shape and costs the equivalent of 1/7th the cost of one Tim Hortons to run for a year.

BTW: the capital $1-million “hurdle” has not been decreased in the last 10 months by the MNR public relations folks even though 100% of the allegedly very expensive animals have all been moved.

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