Canada, Ontario and the Regional Municipality of Peel invest over $800,000 in the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
BRAMPTON — Across the country, Canadians are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods, and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to enhance citizens’ quality of life, meet the needs of communities, and promote job creation and make meaningful investments to address the impacts of COVID-19.
Today, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Ontario’s President of the Treasury Board, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Amarjot Sandhu, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West; and Nando Iannicca, Regional Chair of the Region of Peel, announced joint funding to improve ventilation at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $322,000 in this project through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $268,000 and the Regional Municipality of Peel is contributing more than $214,000.
This project work will upgrade PAMA’s heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems to create a more comfortable environment for visitors. This funding will also support improvements to the building’s envelope to help reduce future costs due to building repairs and maintaining mechanical equipment.
These improvements will allow PAMA to provide a safer and more enjoyable visitor experience, reducing the need to limit the number of guests in each exhibit, and preventing facility closures due to uncomfortable temperature levels.
All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they are needed most.
- Through the Investing in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- The Government of Canada has invested over $14.4 billion in more than 3,900 infrastructure projects across Ontario under the Investing in Canada plan.
- Ontario is investing $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.
- Across Canada, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic the Government of Canada has contributed $9.7 billion to 3,500 infrastructure projects.
- Over the next 10 years, the Government of Ontario is investing approximately $320 million across the province, and the federal government is investing approximately $407 million under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. This stream supports the construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (e.g., community centres, libraries), recreational venues (e.g., arenas, recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (e.g., theatres, museums).
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