Meaford to Receive Funding for Grandview Drive and Susan Street Reconstruction

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In Photo: MPP Bill Walker, Mayor Barb Clumpus, MP Larry Miller, MPP Ann Hoggarth

June 29, 2015 - Meaford, Ontario - Residents of Meaford will benefit from improvements to Grandview Drive and Susan Street, thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will include the replacement of cast iron water main that connects Grandview Drive to the main trunk water main at the Meaford Water Treatment Plant. This initiative will help to reduce the risk of further breakage and improve water quality by removing corroded pipes. The project will also include associated road work to ensure motorist and pedestrian safety.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $909,500 through the Small Communities Fund for this project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $909,500 to this project.
  • The Municipality of Meaford will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

Quotes

“We are pleased to invest in projects like the Grandview Drive and Susan Street Reconstruction that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure. Our Government’s commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario’s residents while helping job creation and economic growth.”
Larry Miller
Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

“Today’s investment represents an important improvement for the residents of Meaford. This is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history — more than $130 billion over 10 years – supporting a number of initiative including transit, transportation and other priority infrastructure projects. These investments will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for Ontarians across the province.”
The Honourable Jeff Leal
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“We are very grateful for this opportunity today to improve our community infrastructure along Grandview Drive and Susan Street. We would of course like to thank the Provincial and Federal governments for their support through the Small Communities Fund. Receiving this grant is a testament to the hard work that got us to where we are today.”
Her Worship Barb Clumpus
Mayor of the Municipality of Meaford

Associated Links

To learn more about the Government of Canada’s infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.
To find out more about Ontario’s infrastructure programs, including the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, visit http://www.moi.gov.on.ca/en/infrastructure

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Contacts

Vincent Rabault
Press Secretary Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
613-943-1838

Andrew Forgione
Office of the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
416-212-4217

Darcy Chapman
Director of Financial Services/Treasurer
Municipality of Meaford
519-538-1060 ext. 1111
dchapman@meaford.ca

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
media@infc.gc.ca
Follow us on Twitter at @INFC_eng

Brigitte Marleau
Communications Branch
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
416-325-2479

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