On Monday, February 8, 2016, it was announced that 10 projects in London received infrastructure improvement funding from FedDev to repair and refurbish spaces that will be used as gathering places during Canada's sesquicentennial year. Over $1.8M in federal funding has been earmarked for the City of London to help restore these monuments and renovate these facilities in time for Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. These projects are part of more than 380 projects approved by FedDev Ontario through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario.
London West MP Kate Young, and London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos, announced the funding at the London Convention Centre (one of the sites being funded for renovation) on February 8, 2016.
The following projects are approved for funding through the FedDev Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in the City of London.
City of London: Improvement of Main Trail at Westminster Ponds
City of London: Renovation of Pavilion in Harris Park
City of London: Repair of Victoria Park Cenotaph
Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc.: Expansion of Trails within the Coves
German Canadian Club London: Rehabilitation of Roof
German Canadian Club London: Rehabilitation of Windows and Doors
London and Middlesex Heritage Museum – operating as Fanshawe Pioneer Village Rehabilitation of Heritage Storefronts
London Convention Centre Renovation of London Convention Centre First Floor
Naval Association of Canada Improvement of HMCS Prevost Naval Memorial
Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 533, Byron/Springbank Renovation of Clubroom
Total number of projects: 10
Total investment: Up to $1,829,194
In total, the program is providing $150 million over two years for projects to rehabilitate, renovate, and expand existing public infrastructure.
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