It’s true that big things are happening in Brampton. We have some major developments on the way, like a new university, an entirely new streetscape in the downtown core, and even improvements on some of our major roadways.
Now, the federal government is making a big investment in Brampton.
In fact, Infrastructure Canada announced on Tuesday over $12.1 million in funding for just 159 new initiatives in communities across Canada.
Three programs are receiving funding: the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).
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Here in Brampton, the feds are putting $76,000 into a neighbourhood-based vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan for County Court. That’s a neighbourhood on Hurontario, just south of Steeles.
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Region of Peel are overseeing this project under the MCIP.
“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in local infrastructure to support municipalities as they plan, build and maintain their infrastructure more strategically,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, in a recent statement.
“Our investments in green infrastructure will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to a clean growth economy and strengthen the middle class, helping us plan and build the infrastructure of the 21st century.”
Ultimately, the 159 projects across the country aim to create “a clean growth economy and strengthens the middle class by ensuring communities are healthy and sustainable places to live,” reads the release from the federal government.
The MCIP is particular provides funding, training, and information sharing for municipalities.
According to the federal government, it’s set to help cities prepare for and adapt to climate change, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And, it’s a five-year, $75 million program delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada.
Under the MCIP, project across Canada are getting upto $125,000 in funding, so Brampton’s investment is on the higher end.
What do you think of the investment?