TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - The Government of Canada is providing up to $10.2 million in funding for the second phase of the Sherman Campus project in Toronto, which will bring a new recreational and community programming facility to residents of one of the city's most vibrant districts.
Michael Levitt, Member of Parliament for York Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Morris Perlis, Board Chair of the United Jewish Appeal Federation (UJA), made the announcement today at the Sherman Campus in North York. James Pasternak, City Councillor for York Centre, was also in attendance.
The new complex is part of a broader initiative to expand and renew UJA's community facilities across the Greater Toronto Area. It will be equipped with fitness facilities, meeting rooms, seminar areas and teaching spaces. Other features of the project include indoor and outdoor aquatic centres, outdoor sports courts, and nature and fitness trails.
Once complete, this project will help meet the increasing needs of one of Toronto's fastest growing communities by offering a range of programs covering health and wellness, arts and culture, early childhood education and much more.
Federal funding for Phase 2 of the Sherman Campus is being provided through the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund and represents approximately 15% of the total project costs.
"Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. This is why the Government of Canada is providing unprecedented funding for infrastructure projects that will help grow the middle class and promote sustainable development and long-term prosperity in communities across the country. By financing projects like the new Sherman Campus, we will build the Canada of the 21st century and ensure a high quality of life for generations to come."
Michael Levitt, Member of Parliament for York Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"This is indeed an exciting time for our entire community. On behalf of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, we thank the Government of Canada for providing this new funding that will provide matching funds towards the construction of Sherman Campus Phase 2. This brings us closer to reaching our fundraising goal, which we are confident will be reached in the next few months. The Sherman Campus will embrace and promote the shared Canadian values that we all hold dear and the support for this project by the federal government is a testament to its importance."
Morris Perlis, Board Chair of the UJA Federation
Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html.
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html
United Jewish Appeal Federation (UJA) Tomorrow Campaign: www.tomorrowcampaign.com
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