Brampton families will benefit from improved community spaces for a better quality of life

News Release

$2.9 million from the Government of Canada will support upgrades to more than 60 projects

July 24, 2017 – Brampton, ON – Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)

Brampton families will benefit from safer places for their children to play and upgrades to arts, cultural and recreational facilities as a result of more than $2.9 million from the Government of Canada.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).

The funding for Brampton will support more than 60 projects , including upgrades to parks, playgrounds, fitness trails, community centres and cultural facilities.

This investment is being allocated under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, a $300-million fund that was established to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday through investments in the community spaces that bring Canadians together. Of that amount, up to $88.8 million is being invested across southern Ontario.


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“This investment is a nation-building project to mark our nation’s 150th anniversary. There’s no better way to mark this milestone than to celebrate the places that bring us together – the places that allow us to stay fit, unwind and connect with our friends and neighbours. That’s how we establish the bonds of common understanding and friendship in a country where people come from every corner of the world. The values of openness, diversity and inclusion that define all Canadians are forged in our community spaces.”

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario

“Community is an important part of Brampton’s identity. The residents of Brampton rely on community spaces and centres to connect and learn from each other. The investments made through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program exemplify this Government’s commitment towards building stronger communities, supporting families and celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.”

– Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North

“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 riding downtown. As we celebrate Canada 150, we look toward the next 150 years and the future of our communities is an important piece to consider.”

– Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South

“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program investments will allow for vital improvements to Brampton sites such as Sesquicentennial Park Trails and Castlemore Park Trails. These valued public spaces allow our residents to enjoy the outdoors, stay active, and connect with their families, friends and neighbours.”

– Raj Grewal, Member of Parliament for Brampton East

“We have a government that understands that investing in community infrastructure is essential to building strong and safe neighbourhoods. I am proud to report that $2.94 million will be invested in the City of Brampton to connect residents and promote arts, culture, and recreational activities. As Brampton grows, these investments will help define our identity.”

– Kamal Khera, Member of Parliament for Brampton West

“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program illustrates the Government of Canada’s strong commitment to local communities. Through these investments, families and individuals are provided greater opportunities to learn about our city’s rich cultural history while enjoying the many outdoor spaces it has to offer. This is an extraordinary step towards creating meaningful and reliable growth for Brampton.”

– Ramesh Sangha, Member of Parliament for Brampton Centre

“In a diverse and fast-growing city like Brampton, it is vital to have recreational spaces that everyone can enjoy. We are pleased to be partnering with the federal government to improve the safety and accessibility of Brampton’s parks and playgrounds, and help make Brampton a more active, healthy and livable community.”

– Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton

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Karl W. Sasseville
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
343-291-2500

Media Relations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
343-291-1777
ic.mediarelations-mediasrelations.ic@canada.ca

Media Relations
FedDev Ontario
416-954-6652
fdo.mediarel-relmedias.fdo@canada.ca


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