Brampton – Sonia Sidhu, MP for Brampton South, joined federal, municipal and provincial colleagues today as Minister Navdeep Bains announced more than $2.9 Million for infrastructure funding in Brampton.
In partnership with FedDev Ontario, the Federal Government made significant community infrastructure investments to ensure Canadians living in the City of Brampton can enjoy improved and revitalized parks and community spaces for the years to come.
This announcement is part of the Government’s activities to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary, and will provide $300 million over two years for the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing community and cultural infrastructure across the country.
In particular, this announcement included up to $1.16 million in funding for projects in Brampton South. Some of the biggest projects include more than $622,000 for the rehabilitation of the Brampton Union Street YMCA Centre, and $99,000 for the revitalization projects at PAMA – the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives. Specifically, the funding for PAMA is designated for increased accessibility and elevators.
“I am proud that our Government is investing in important community infrastructure projects in Brampton. These investments will mean that Bramptonians can get more enjoyment out of these community facilities across the city, and in my downtown riding.”
Sonia Sidhu Member of Parliament, Brampton South
The Honorable Minister Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, made the announcement at Chinguacousy Park on Monday morning. Members of Parliament Ruby Sahota, Kamal Khera, and Raj Grewal attended the announcement, along with Mayor Linda Jeffrey and many regional and municipal councilors.
Total CIP 150 funding of up to $88.8 million is being delivered across southern Ontario by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
“These infrastructure investments will truly improve our parks, public spaces, and facilities such as the YMCA and PAMA”, MP Sidhu said. “I am incredibly proud to join my colleagues for this important funding announcement this morning.”
CIP 150 will support many types of community infrastructure, including community centres, cultural centres, museums, parks, recreational facilities, trails, libraries and tourism facilities. CIP 150 funding will support economic growth and prosperity, while making important investments in projects that improve the quality of life in Indigenous communities and cleaner, more energy-efficient communities.