Today, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Member of Parliament for Mississauga – Malton announced over $2.5 million in Government of Canada funding for 28 infrastructure rehabilitation projects in Mississauga through Intake 2 of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150).
The CIP 150 approved City projects include the rehabilitation of five trails, 17 playgrounds, one facility renovation and five specific renovation projects. The federal program celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary, under the theme Giving Back to Canada. The objective of the program is to strengthen public infrastructure and provide economic benefits in communities across Canada.
“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program helps municipalities undertake much-needed renovations and improvements to aging infrastructure,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “By investing in public spaces – playgrounds, parks, trails and recreation facilities – where all members of our diverse community can come together, we enhance the overall well-being of our city and contribute to an unrivalled quality of life for all residents. Funding investments of this kind also serve to strengthen accessible public infrastructure for the future.”
Mayor Crombie added, “On behalf of my fellow Members of Council and the City of Mississauga, I would like to thank the federal government for investing in our city and our promising future, particularly as we recognize the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. With lasting legacy projects underway and meaningful ways for everyone to join in local celebrations, Canada 150 will be a memorable year in Mississauga.”
In total, the 28 infrastructure rehabilitation projects will cost over $5 million, which includes over $2.5 million CIP 150 funding.
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