Government of Canada Supports Improvements to Toronto’s Community Infrastructure

Posted: January 25, 2013

MP Brown Celebrates the Benefits of the
Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund in Ontario

Toronto, Ontario – Across the country, community centres, cultural centres, ice rinks, swimming pools, and other community projects will soon be improved thanks to support from the Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

As part of the Government’s Economic Action Plan 2012, Patrick Brown, Member of Parliament for Barrie, today announced $460,350 in federal funding for St. Michael’s College School for the Rehabilitation of Hillcrest Village Community Recreation Facilities under the Fund.

“Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians through investments in our communities,” said MP Brown. “By improving facilities such as this one, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for residents of all ages.”

The Government of Canada is providing up to $460,350 to St. Michael’s College School for the rehabilitation of Hillcrest Village Community Recreation Facilities. The Hillcrest Village Community Project consists of parking rehabilitation, accessibility for visitors and athletes and upgrades to the stadium field. The result of the upgrades will mean increased access to sport and recreational programming and activities for Ontarians and provide a unique venue to host community events.

“On behalf of the Basilian Fathers and St. Michael’s College School, we are very honoured to receive this generous grant,” said Terence Sheridan, President and Principal of St. Michael’s College School. “The funding provided through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund places our school in the unique position of offering our student-athletes leading-edge athletic facilities that promote healthy living and well-rounded education. Furthermore, these enhancements will provide us an opportunity to strengthen community relationships and increase public access to sport and recreational programming for Ontarians, specifically those in the Hillcrest community.”

Through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund, the Government of Canada has committed to supporting communities and creating jobs through repairs and improvements to existing community facilities over the next two years. Please see the backgrounder for more information on CIIF.