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Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary

May 15, 2015

Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary

Peter Kent, MP announces launch of Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program


Dear Constituent:

THORNHILL - “On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I am pleased to announce the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, which will provide significant support for existing community and cultural infrastructure in our riding and across the country as a way to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation”.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides funding for the rehabilitation, renovation and expansion of existing community infrastructure assets that are non-commercial in nature. 

The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is delivering the program in southern Ontario with an allocation of $44.4 million over two years.

 “This is a great opportunity for eligible organisations in Thornhill to preserve and improve treasured cultural and community locations - investing in infrastructure will allow our families to enjoy moments of sport, recreation and leisure in the preserved facilities.”

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program provides $150 million nationally over two years to support the rehabilitation, renovation and expansion of existing community infrastructure.

Examples of eligible projects under the program include:

  • expansions such as new entrances and ramps to improve accessibility to a facility;
  • replacing windows and doors in a community centre to improve energy efficiency;
  • upgrading heating, cooling or electrical systems to meet safety standards;
  • adding a roof or lighting to an outdoor rink; and
  • extending a trail or bike path by no more than 50 percent of its existing length.

To learn more about Canada 150 Infrastructure Program, please visit FedDev Ontario website at

Please do not hesitate to contact my constituency office at 905-886-9911, should you require guidance relating to Canada 150 Infrastructure Program.

Hon. Peter Kent, P.C., MP – Thornhill
Chair, House Standing Committee on National Defence