July 28, 2017, Vaughan-Woodbridge – Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge, made two infrastructure announcements today on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario. MP Sorbara announced that Chancellor Park playground will receive $181,500 in funding for improvements, Matthew Park will receive funding in the amount of $46,200 for improvements, which includes a shade structure, and Maxey Park will receive $72, 600 for a playground expansion. The Kortright Visitor Centre will also receive $200,000 of funding from the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program (150 CIP).
These projects are a part of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes.
These specific projects will allow residents of Vaughan-Woodbridge to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy for all Canadians to enjoy for years to come.
“Through investments in our communities, we are demonstrating our commitment to create and support sustainable growth, economic opportunity, and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure such as these local projects, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for residents of all ages.”
- Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge
- FedDev Ontario received more than 1,000 applications under Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
- Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will be taking place.
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
- Projects were selected based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria as outlined in the program guidelines including: project readiness; project scope; funding leveraged from other sources; and the extent to which projects supported a clean growth economy.
Should you have any questions on the Government’s investments in infrastructure, please contact my office at 905-264-6446.