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City of Mississauga Pursues Funding: Government of Canada Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund

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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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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