Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario
Town of Collingwood

Town of Collingwood

June 30, 2015 10:30 ET

Collingwood to Receive Funding for Hume Street Reconstruction

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

COLLINGWOOD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - Residents of Collingwood will benefit from the reconstruction of Hume Street thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will see the reconstruction of Hume Street, including improvements to the roadway pavement, turning lines, traffic signals and drainage facilities as well as associated water and wastewater work. Once completed, this project is expected to improve access to the hospital as well as enhance safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

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 $1 million through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $1 million to this project.
  • The Town of Collingwood will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

Quotes

"We are pleased to invest in projects like the Hume 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."

The Honourable K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour, Minister of Status of Women, and Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey

"Today's investment will help to see a complete reconstruction of Hume Street, which will improve road safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists in Collingwood. This is 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 projects. Our government is committed to building Ontario up through important community infrastructure projects like these."

Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

"The reconstruction of Hume Street will provide improved travel for residents and visitors, to many important facilities in our community, including the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital. We are looking forward to a number of enhancements, including a centre turning lane and bike lanes and sidewalks on either side, which will assist in encouraging safe travel through Collingwood. We would like to thank the governments of Canada and Ontario for their partnership through the Small Communities Fund."

Sandra Cooper, Mayor, Town of Collingwood

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

To learn more about the Town of Collingwood and the reconstruction of Hume Street, visit www.collingwood.ca/Hume.

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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

    Jennett Mays
    Communications Officer
    Town of Collingwood
    jmays@collingwood.ca
    705-445-1030 Ext. 3293

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca

    Brigitte Marleau
    Communications Branch
    Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and
    Infrastructure
    416-325-2479