Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

February 08, 2016 12:27 ET

Government of Canada Announces Important Community Infrastructure Investments in London

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 8, 2016) - Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)

Today, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, and Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, announced that several London recipients will receive funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario.

FedDev Ontario has approved a total of up to $1,829,194 for 10 projects in London. For more details, please see the backgrounder.

The announcement was made at the London Convention Centre.

These projects are part of more than 380 projects approved by FedDev Ontario through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario.

As the country prepares for the150th anniversary of Confederation, the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is providing $150 million over two years to support projects that rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure for communities. The Program is expected to boost economic activity through infrastructure investments, build community-based partnerships and create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate in 2017.

Quick Facts

  • Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program projects were selected based on program criteria; including the extent to which funding was leveraged from other sources, construction-readiness and linkages to Canada 150.
  • FedDev Ontario is delivering the Program in southern Ontario with an allocation of $44.4 million that has now been fully committed.
  • The Government of Canada's contributions are contingent on the execution of contribution agreements with recipients.

Quotes

"These important investments in London infrastructure improvement projects align closely with the Government 's support for social infrastructure. We are committed to doubling federal infrastructure investment over the coming decade to boost economic growth and increase trade for Canada."

- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

"Through these important investments in the London community, our Government is showing our commitment to create and support sustainable growth, economic opportunity, and prosperity in Canada."

- Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West

"The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is ensuring residents here in London have access to improved community spaces, from roof replacements to building accessibility and from restored monuments to expanded event venues."

- Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre

"As proud Canadians, Londoners are looking forward to celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. Partnerships between levels of governments, like this one, support the true Canadian spirit and values shared by Londoners as we cherish our history and celebrate our great country."

- His Worship Matt Brown, Mayor, City of London

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Backgrounder: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program Investments in London

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FedDev Ontario - Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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