MP Peterson Announces $292,111 for Town of Newmarket Infrastructure Upgrades
June 30, 2017
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities.
Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that the Town of Newmarket will receive $292,111 for renovations to the Recreation Youth Centre and the replacement of playground equipment at four local playgrounds.
This project is one of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. For more details, please see the backgrounder.
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 projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is ensuring residents in the Town of Newmarket have access to improved community spaces. The Recreation Youth Centre will undergo renovations and the playground equipment will be replaced at the Paul Semple Park, Ken Sturgeon Park, Audrie Sanderson and Clare Salisbury Park ensuring local families and sports organizations can continue to enjoy sport, recreation and leisure for years to come. I am proud to see our community benefit from this program.”
Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament Newmarket-Aurora
“On behalf of the Town of Newmarket and our Council, I would like to sincerely thank the Government of Canada for your continued investment in our community,” says Mayor Tony Van Bynen. “The funding that we have received through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure program will improve and enhance our existing infrastructure and ensure families will continue to enjoy moments of culture, sport, recreation and leisure at gathering places throughout our town.” Mayor Tony Van Bynen, Town of Newmarket
- 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.
Office of Kyle Peterson, MP Newmarket-Aurora