June 24, 2023 – Brampton, Ontario
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting tourism and community infrastructure in
southern Ontario by ensuring local businesses, and the organizations that support them, have the
tools they need to position themselves for a strong and resilient economic future.
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic
Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament
for Brampton South, joined Mayor Patrick Brown and Councillor Rod Powers for an official
unveiling of the City of Brampton Tourism Sign.
The federal government provided more than $344,000 towards developing a marketing and
outreach strategy on tourism and to design and install our own City of Brampton sign in downtown
Brampton as part of a larger tourism strategy and to attract more visitors to our city.
This investment is part of a recently announced total combined investment of $1.6 mln to support 3
projects in Brampton South under the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) and the Canada Community
Revitalization Fund (CCRF).
The initial announcement was made at an event hosted by the City of Brampton, which is receiving
a non-repayable contribution of $1.6 mln, under the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF)/Canada Community
Revitalization Fund (CCRF), to the City of Brampton.
“Community spaces and tourist attractions are what make our communities the important gathering
places they are. Government of Canada investments are helping enhance existing community
infrastructure and events across the region, boosting jobs and revenue across southern Ontario.”
-The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for
“ By investing in local businesses and community infrastructure in Brampton South, we are not only
supporting economic recovery, but also creating strong and resilient communities that will thrive in
the face of future challenges. These federal investments will play a key role in ensuring that
Brampton remains a great place to live, work, and visit for years to come.“
-Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South
“We are grateful for the federal government’s investment of $1.6M announced today, which will
specifically help enhance local culinary, sport and events tourism. With support for a commercial
kitchen, we can help small businesses amplify Brampton’s incredibly diverse food scene. With
funding towards a new tennis clubhouse at Rosalea Park, we can grow local sport and keep
residents active while attracting new tournaments. With the addition of a new Brampton tourism
sign, we can remind everyone where the greatest place to work, live, and play is. Through
partnerships like these, we are providing new and exciting opportunities for residents, businesses
and visitors to experience Brampton.”
-Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton