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Federal, provincial governments invest $7.4 million in Hamilton facilities

The rehabilitation of walkways at Gage Park, is among the projects to be funded through a $7.4 million federal, provincial investment in Hamilton's infrastructure.
The rehabilitation of walkways at Gage Park, is among the projects to be funded through a $7.4 million federal, provincial investment in Hamilton's infrastructure. City of Hamilton

Hamilton is receiving $7.4 million to pay for a variety of health and safety, accessibility and active transportation upgrades.

Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Liberal MP Filomena Tassi announced Friday morning that the federal government is investing 80 per cent of the cost of the projects, at $5.9 million.

Flamborough-Glanbrook Conservative MPP Donna Skelly said the province’s share, $1.5 million — the other 20 per cent of the cost, it’s a commitment to the “well-being” of residents.

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Skelly noted that much of the funding is for HVAC improvements and counter-barriers within public buildings.

“We know that the City of Hamilton, like many communities across Ontario on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19,” said Skelly, “need help to ensure that their municipal and community infrastructure is not only safe but reliable.”

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“Investing in Hamilton’s infrastructure,” added Tassi, “means continuing to build our city’s reputation as an attractive place to invest in and to move to, for businesses and individuals.”

Friday morning’s announcement also includes funding of several lower city multi-use trail upgrades and expansions, including rehabilitation of walkways at Gage Park.

 

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