July 15, 2015
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Cambridge-North Dumfries, on behalf of the Honorable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a $2.6 million infrastructure investment for repairs and renovations to the Colonel J.A. McIntosh Armoury DSO, ED, in Cambridge.
The repairs and renovations will include the installation of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system unit, new windows and electrical systems as well as sealing the foundation, and roof repairs. This investment will also help support the local economy and job creation in Cambridge.
The Cambridge Armoury, situated in Cambridge’s downtown area, was built in 1915. The Tudor style building, with fortress-like details in stone and brick, is associated with the development of Canada’s militia and makes a significant architectural contribution to the city.
The armoury is the proud home to the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, one of the nation’s oldest infantry regiments, with a distinguished service dating back to the War of 1812. The unit belongs to 31 Canadian Brigade Group of the 4th Canadian Division, Canada’s Army in Ontario.
The Cambridge Armoury is also home to the 296 City of Cambridge Royal Canadian air Cadet Squadron.
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