April 10, 2018 – Selwyn Township – Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Member of Parliament for Peterborough—Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, highlighted five municipalities in Peterborough—Kawartha that have received $310,099 in funding for community infrastructure improvements through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
The projects celebrated today include 10 of over 730 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program. The total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million.
These projects will allow residents of Peterborough—Kawartha to enjoy upgraded community facilities, including the Buckhorn Public Library, the Warsaw Community Centre Arena, the Paul J. English Chemung Lions Park in Bridgenorth, and Rotary Park, among others. For further details on approved projects, please see below.
- Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Improvement of George Street Park: $17,414
- Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Improvement of Rotary Park: $17,414
- Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Improvement of Alfred Street Park: $17,414
- Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Improvement of Concession Street Park: $17,414
- Municipality of Trent Lakes, Replacement of Cavendish Community Centre HVAC System: $75,000
- Municipality of Trent Lakes, Replacement of Buckhorn Public Library Windows: $3,349
- Township of Douro-Dummer, Upgrade of Warsaw Community Centre Arena: $17,500
- Township of Selwyn, Improvement of Cenotaph Park: $5,837
- Township of Selwyn, Rehabilitation of Paul J. English Chemung Lions Park: $50,757
- City of Peterborough, Improvement of Peterborough Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Lighting and Energy Efficiency: $88,000
“These projects are important to our identity as Canadians and to our community. By improving community infrastructure, such as Cenotaph Park here in Lakefield, or the Community Centre arena in Warsaw, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for residents of all ages. The funding today is about ensuring that future generations inherit an even more resilient Peterborough—Kawartha.”
– Hon. Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough—Kawartha
• FedDev Ontario received more than 2,100 applications under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
• 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.
• All construction on eligible projects was substantially completed by March 31, 2018.