In November 2014, the Department of National Defence received $452 million for the repair and upgrade of Canadian Armed Forces facilities. Revitalized defence infrastructure across Canada will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the facilities they need to support troops, military families and Reserve forces, as well as support operations at home and abroad, and to ensure the health and safety of our men and women in uniform.
The Department of National Defence has identified an opportunity to perform a number of improvements at its Armouries across Canada. Over the next two years, DND will invest $135 million in projects to repair roofs, siding, plumbing, and heating and ventilation systems.
The Government estimates that accelerated investments will also support the creation of more than 10,000 jobs in North Bay and other communities across Canada by the end of 2016.
The Government will invest more than $6.3 million at the North Bay Armoury and nearly $2.9 million at 22 Wing North Bay.
For the Armoury, the work includes:
- interior and exterior renovations;
- roof repairs;
- emergency lighting repairs; and
- washroom improvements.
For 22 Wing North Bay, the work includes:
- repairs to the fire-detection system to the Underground Complex;
- removal of the former fire-suppression system;
- repairs to emergency lighting;
- repairs to roof; and
- replacement of the heating boiler.
The Martin Leo Troy Armoury serves as home to the Algonquin Regiment, which is a unit of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, a reserve brigade in the Canadian Armed Forces. The Regiment supports Canada’s military by providing trained infantry soldiers. The Armoury also hosts the 204 North Bay Army Cadets.
22 Wing North Bay, also known as the Canadian Air Defence Sector, provides surveillance, identification, control and warnings for the aerospace defence of Canada and North America at the Sector Air Operations Centre. Three Canadian squadrons are based at the site, as well as one unit from the U.S. Air Force.