MP David Tilson Announces Important Investment through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
CALEDON EAST, ON – David Tilson, Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, today announced that the Town of Caledon will benefit from funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
The Harper Government has approved up to $172,500 for a total project cost of up to $345,000 for the improvement of the Caledon Trailway. The funding support will assist the Town to continue to enhance and connect existing trail networks within the Caledon boundary and make connections to regional trails to the south and north of the community. The Caledon Trailway is used by residents and visitors alike and these improvements will ensure continued enjoyment of Caledon’s trail system.
This announcement is one of many for projects approved through the Program that will improve and preserve community spaces across southern Ontario with the aim of giving back to Canadians and creating a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. The Program is expected to boost economic activity through infrastructure investments, build community-based partnerships, and modernize existing community facilities.
The contribution is contingent on the execution of a contribution agreement with the recipient.
- Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will take place across southern Ontario.
- Projects have been selected based on program criteria, including the extent to which funding was leveraged from other sources, construction-readiness, and linkages to Canada 150.
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is one of several infrastructure-related initiatives that the Harper Government has undertaken to generate well-being and prosperity in communities across Canada.
- It builds on FedDev Ontario’s delivery of the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund and the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program in Ontario, which represented a federal investment of more than $225 million and supported more than 1180 projects.
“The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program will preserve and improve our community infrastructure, to ensure that Canadians and their families can enjoy moments of culture, sport, recreation and leisure for years to come.I am proud to see my community benefit from this program.”
David Tilson, M.P. (Dufferin-Caledon)
“Caledon is home to beautiful and breathtaking greenspaces many of which are connected by our trail system, this funding will help to enhance our existing trails and better connect to other Regional trials. We thank the Federal Government for investing in and helping us to build healthy communities”
Allan Thompson, Mayor, Town of Caledon
Backgrounder: Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in Southern Ontario