May 26 2017 – Caledon, Ontario
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities.
MP Ruby Sahota, Brampton North, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that Dufferin-Caledon will benefit from the expansion of the Dufferin County Museum, Rehabilitation of the Mayfield Recreation Complex and improvements to the Island Lake Water Amphitheatre, Cheltenham Badlands Visitor Infrastructure and the Beach Centre Septic System.
These projects are 5 of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. For more details, please see the backgrounder.
With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes.
These projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
|Recipient Name||Project Title||Funding Contribution||Total Project Costs|
|Corporation of the County of Dufferin||Expansion of Dufferin County Museum||$150,000||$450,000|
|Corporation of the Town of Caledon||Rehabilitation of Mayfield Recreation Complex||$39,655||$79,310|
|Credit Valley Conservation Foundation||Improvement of Island Lake Water Amphitheatre||$29,291||$88,760|
|Ontario Heritage Trust||Improvement of Cheltenham Badlands Visitor Infrastructure||$115,000||$230,000|
|The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority||Improvement of the Beach Septic System||$100,000||$290,000|
“Through investments in our communities, we are demonstrating our commitment to create and support sustainable growth, economic opportunity, and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure such as through these projects, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for residents of all ages.”
– Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North
“The Dufferin County Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada and Canada 150 Infrastructure Fund for making possible this important opportunity to honour a true Canadian success story that has it roots in Dufferin County. The permanent Corn Flower Glass Gallery at the DCMA will preserve Corn Flower’s story and legacy for all time.”
– Darrell Keenie, General Manager, Dufferin County Museum
“On behalf of the Town of Caledon Council and our residents, I want to thank our Federal Government Partners for investing in Caledon. For example, with regards to the refurbishment of Mayfield arena, our community groups will benefit from a completely new arena floor, a modernized refrigeration system, new boards and more accessible seating and activity areas.”
– Allan Thompson, Mayor of Caledon, Mayfield Recreation Coplex
“We’re very pleased to commemorate Canada’s 150th year with a community infrastructure project that will connect more Canadians with nature at our Island Lake Conservation Area near Orangeville. Infrastructure funding will be used along with contributions from the community and other funders to construct a roof for a performance stage. The investment supports the vision of local residents for a unique outdoor cultural space. Funding from the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program will provide more opportunities for Canadians to explore, enjoy and appreciate Canada’s incredible natural heritage.”
– Deborah Martin Downs, CAO, Credit Valley Conservation, Island Lake Water Amphitheatre
“The Ontario Heritage Trust is grateful for the support from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. This funding will allow the Trust and its partners to reopen the Cheltenham Badlands to the public as part of the first phase of site improvements. The project will connect the trail system to the new parking facilities that are currently being constructed by the Region of Peel. With the support of the Government of Canada and our other funders we will ensure the long-term protection of the Badlands, improve public safety, increase accessibility and help tell the story of this remarkable site.”
– Beth Hanna, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Heritage Trust, Cheltenham Badlands Visitor Infrastructure
“This septic system replacement represents an important milestone in the evolution of Albion Hills Conservation Area as a hub of activity for nearby residents and visitors from afar. By servicing the recreational aquatic facility, as well as an area that will be transformed into a multi-facetted event space for up to 5,000 visitors, this system will contribute significantly to the growth of the Region’s tourism brand.”
– Derek Edwards, Director of Parks and Culture at TRCA, Beach Centre Septic System
FedDev Ontario received more than 1,000 applications under Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through intake two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will be taking place.
The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program, which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
Projects were selected based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria as outlined in the program guidelines including: project readiness; project scope; funding leveraged from other sources; and the extent to which projects supported a clean growth economy.
FedDev Ontario – Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
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