Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
City of Brockville

City of Brockville
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

July 13, 2015 15:00 ET

Brockville to Receive Funding for Centre Street Reconstruction

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

BROCKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 13, 2015) - Residents in Brockville will benefit from the Centre Street Reconstruction project thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

The reconstruction of Centre Street will include the replacement of the watermain to increase its capacity as well as the installation of a new sanitary sewer and a storm sewer system along with a roadway curb and gutter to improve drainage and reduce the risk of flooding. In addition, a cross sectional roadbed will be constructed in the middle of the right-of-way to enhance safety for motorists.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $351,338 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $351,338 to this project.
  • The City of Brockville will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

Quotes

"We are pleased to invest in projects like the Centre Street reconstruction that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure. Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario's residents while helping job creation and economic growth."

Gordon Brown

Member of Parliament for Leeds - Grenville, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Today's investment in the reconstruction of Brockville's Centre Street will help to reduce flooding and make driving on this major artery safer for motorists. It's part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history - more than $130 billion over 10 years - which is supported by a number of initiatives, including unlocking the value of public assets to help make investments in transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects. The goal is to keep our communities strong, create jobs and make sure that people get the basic services they pay for now and in the future."

Sophie Kiwala,

Member of Provincial Parliament for Kingston and the Islands

With the funding being provided by the Federal and Provincial governments, the City of Brockville is fixing our roads, underground pipes and parks, our basic infrastructure, which is what our residents expect us to do. Making the City a better and safer place to live, one step at a time.

David Henderson

Mayor of the City of Brockville

Associated Links

To learn more about the Government of Canada's infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To find out more about Ontario's infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/infrastructure

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Andrew Forgione
    Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure
    416-212-4217

    Peter Raabe, P.Eng.
    Director of Environmental Services
    City of Brockville
    613-342-8772 ext. 8257

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca
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    Brigitte Marleau
    Communications Branch
    Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure
    416-325-2479