Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

March 14, 2011 15:18 ET

Government of Canada Supports UJA Federation's New Lebovic Campus

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of State for Seniors and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced that families across York Region will soon be able to benefit from a multifunctional recreational, cultural, health and social services community campus, thanks to a joint funding commitment between the Government of Canada and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto to support Phase 3 of the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus project.

"Our government remains focused on the economy which is why we are proud to invest in this local infrastructure project that will create jobs, strengthen Vaughan's economy and improve the quality of life of York Region families well into the future," said Minister Fantino. "Our government's investment in the new Lebovic Campus will offer facilities that will benefit Vaughan youth, seniors and families for years to come."

"The Lebovic Campus is designed to meet the multiple needs of one of Canada's fastest growing communities," said Elizabeth Wolfe, Board chair, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. "We thank the Government of Canada for recognizing the contribution of this outstanding campus to enhancing the quality of life for an extraordinary community."

The Phase 3 project includes a conference and celebration pavilion and atrium, facilities including a theatre and lecture hall, an outdoor pool, as well as a number of multi-purpose programming and meeting facilities that will be available to all citizens within York Region. UJA Federation is building the new campus, which will also include a network of health and social services, across 50 acres on Bathurst Street in the City of Vaughan. The expected construction completion date for Phase 3 is fall 2016. 

Phase 3 of the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus project has been identified as a priority for federal funding of up to one-half of eligible project costs, to a maximum federal contribution of $15 million, under the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is responsible for the remaining costs of the project. The total project costs for Phase 3 are estimated to be $45 million.

Federal financial support is conditional on the project meeting federal conditions and the signing of a contribution agreement with UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan accelerated the existing $33 billion Building Canada Plan and added almost $12 billion in new infrastructure stimulus funding over two years.

For additional information about the Building Canada plan, visit www.buildingcanada.gc.ca.

For further information about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Fantino
    905-303-5000
    or
    UJA Federation
    Howard English
    VP, Corporate Communications
    416-631-5735
    henglish@ujafed.org
    or
    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148 or toll-free 1-877-250-7154