Residents of Cambridge to benefit from improvements to community infrastructure

Cambridge: Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19 on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.

Today, Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Amy Fee, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services (Children and Autism) and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener South—Hespeler, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Mike Harris, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga; Mike Mann, Deputy Mayor of Cambridge; and Peter Sweeney, Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Three Rivers, announced joint funding for improvements to the Hespeler Library and the Chaplin Family YMCA in Cambridge.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $453,000 in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $377,000. The City of Cambridge is contributing over $31,000 towards the Hespeler Library project while the YMCA of Three Rivers is contributing over $271,000 towards the Chaplin Family YMCA project.

Funding for the Hespeler Library will refurbish an aging elevator to improve reliability and add new accessibility features. The improvements will also make the elevator more energy efficient. Renovations to the Chaplin Family YMCA will replace heating, ventilation and lighting systems as well as the exterior stucco to make the facility more energy and cost efficient.

Once complete, these projects will improve the quality and accessibility of facilities in the community for the benefit of residents and visitors.

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 need it the most.


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