Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Municipality of Meaford

Municipality of Meaford
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

June 29, 2015 11:30 ET

Meaford to Receive Funding for Grandview Drive and Susan Street Reconstruction

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

MEAFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 29, 2015) -

Residents of Meaford will benefit from improvements to Grandview Drive and Susan Street, thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will include the replacement of cast iron water main that connects Grandview Drive to the main trunk water main at the Meaford Water Treatment Plant. This initiative will help to reduce the risk of further breakage and improve water quality by removing corroded pipes. The project will also include associated road work to ensure motorist and pedestrian safety.

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 $909,500 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $909,500 to this project.
  • The Municipality of Meaford will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

Quotes

"We are pleased to invest in projects like the Grandview Drive and Susan 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."

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, 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 represents an important improvement for the residents of Meaford. This is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history - more than $130 billion over 10 years - supporting a number of initiative including transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects. These investments will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for Ontarians across the province."

The Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

"We are very grateful for this opportunity today to improve our community infrastructure along Grandview Drive and Susan Street. We would of course like to thank the Provincial and Federal governments for their support through the Small Communities Fund. Receiving this grant is a testament to the hard work that got us to where we are today."

Her Worship Barb Clumpus, Mayor of the Municipality of Meaford

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

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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

    Darcy Chapman
    Director of Financial Services/Treasurer
    Municipality of Meaford
    519-538-1060 ext. 1111
    dchapman@meaford.ca

    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