10/23/2015 15:01 EDT | Updated 10/23/2016 01:12 EDT

Newfoundland to host Canada Games in 2025, Ontario in 2021 after dates switch

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The government of Newfoundland and Labrador says the province will host the Canada Summer Games in 2025 instead of 2021.

Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development Clyde Jackman says the switch will allow more time to determine the required infrastructure needs for the games.

The switch in the rotation with Ontario will now see that province host the summer games in 2021.

Ontario Minister of Sport Michael Coteau says the move allows his province to capitalize on its experience of hosting the 2015 PanAm Games and to take advantage of the facilities constructed for that event.

The Canadian Press