Aug 08, 2012
At today's special meeting of Council, Mississauga City Council authorized grant
applications for the Don McLean Westacres Pool, Streetsville Main Street Square and Lisgar
Meadow Brook Park Pathway to be submitted in priority sequence to the Community Infrastructure
Improvement Fund (CIIF.)
"The City is committed to improving infrastructure and staff selected the projects in
priority order that would be most attractive for funding based on the criteria set by the
fund," said Paul Mitcham commissioner of Community Services.
Mitcham added, the selected facilities were in need of repair and fit the criteria as the funds
must be used for recreational infrastructure improvement projects required to support services
that would not otherwise proceed in 2013 without this funding. Priority is given to projects
that can demonstrate anticipated economic benefits to their community, including the potential
for job creation and the use of new technologies and innovation.
Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund Background
On July 5, 2012 the Government of Canada announced the launch of the new Community
Infrastructure Improvement Fund (ClIF) which requires all grant applications to be endorsed by
City Council and submitted by August 24, 2012. The funds must be used by March 31, 2014.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000
businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional
head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of
Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for
Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering
value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
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