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City of Brampton successful in its application to Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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Published on August 12, 2015 with No Comments

BRAMPTON, ON: 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.

Quotes “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

Funded Projects

Accessible Playgrounds Ward Overall Budget Canada 150 Grant Approved

Talbot Park 1 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Kindle Parkette 2 $100,000.00 $33,322.00 Southwell Parkette 2 $100,000.00 $33,332.00 Ridgehill Park 3 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Lloyd Sanderson Park 4 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 W.A. Russell Parkettte 5 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Crescent Hill Park 7 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Hilldale Park North 7 $100,000.00 $33,322.00 Clover Bloom Parkette 9 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Softneedle Parkette 9 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Upwood Park 9 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Ezard Park 10 $175,000.00 $58,313.00 Trails and Pathways Camden 2 $190,000.00 $63,333.00 Kenpark Park 2 $128,000.00 $42,667.00 Morris Kerbel 2 $224,000.00 $74,667.00 Hartley Channel 6 $102,000.00 $34,000.00 Stephen Llewelyn 9/10 $274,000.00 $91,333.00 Total Accessible Playgrounds, Trails and Pathways $2,793,000.00 $930,793.00 About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-ofthe-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter. – 30


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