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UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

July 31, 2015 15:01 ET

The Government of Canada Supports New Recreational Facility in the GTA

Project supported through the Building Canada Fund

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) -

The Member of Parliament for York Centre, Mark Adler, and the Board Chair of the UJA Federation, Morris Perlis, today announced funding of up to $10.2 million for the Sherman Campus Project under the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component. Once complete, this project will help meet the increasing needs of one of Canada's fastest growing communities by providing Toronto families with access to a range of recreational, cultural, health, and social services.

This project will see the construction of a new recreational facility open to the public at the Sherman Campus, in the Greater Toronto Area. The new facility will include fitness and aquatic centres, cultural arts programming facilities and additional community space, as well as outdoor recreational facilities for the community.

Since 2006, the Government of Canada has made an unprecedented level of investment in infrastructure, which supported hundreds of community centers, library, pools, trails and rinks, where friends and families can spend time together.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada has selected this project for funding consideration of up to $10,211,555 through the Building Canada Fund's - Major Infrastructure Component. This funding is conditional on the project meeting applicable federal eligibility requirements with respect to the Building Canada Fund.
  • The Jewish Community Properties of Greater Toronto is responsible for the remaining project costs.

Quotes

"Our Government's support for public infrastructure has never been stronger. We are pleased to work with our partners to approve projects like this new recreational facility as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada. We are proud to announce our intention to invest in the Sherman Campus, which will offer a broad range of community and social services that will greatly benefit the community's youth, seniors and families. This infrastructure project will improve quality of life while creating jobs and strengthening Toronto's economy for years to come."

Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre

"On behalf of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Canadian government for their generous and visionary funding of $10.2 million towards the construction of UJA's Sherman Campus and in particular our local MP, Mark Adler. A highly anticipated and vital project to the approximately 200,000 Jews living across the GTA, and to many from the community-at-large, this funding will help countless individuals and families enjoy sports, recreation, health and wellness and cultural programs. We are excited to work with the government in making Sherman Campus a beacon of life in this region."

Morris Perlis, Board Chair, UJA Federation

Associated Links

To learn more about the federal Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/bcf-fcc-eng.html#mic-vgi.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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

    Jeff Springer
    Senior VP, Corporate Affairs
    UJA Federation
    416-631-5706
    JSpringer@ujafed.org

    Infrastructure Canada
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