Brampton successful in its application to Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
BRAMPTON – The City of Brampton’s application to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program was successful. The result is $930,793 in funding for projects throughout the community, including at least one project in each Ward.
Delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the program supports rehabilitation, renovation and expansion of existing community infrastructure. The program provides a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
These funds will help make more of Brampton’s 250 playgrounds accessible and implement much needed improvements to key sections of the City’s 267 kilometers of trails and pathways. Under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, all projects must be completed by March 31, 2018.
“Brampton’s parks and trails allow residents young and old to maintain healthy lifestyles and enjoy our great city. Through partnerships like these with the federal government we can continue to make important investments for our community helping us improve existing infrastructure and provide new active green spaces across our city.” – Linda Jeffrey, Mayor
“The access Brampton residents have to parks and trails is a source of great community pride. City playgrounds are places where families make memories. They are somewhere kids can learn to have fun and be active. By making sure our playgrounds meet the needs of everyone, this partnership and the funding that comes with it will allow more people to enjoy these great spaces.” – Grant Gibson, Regional Councillor and Chair, Community and Public Services Committee