Ontario receives $850 million for community building
Yesterday the federal government announced that Ontario has received over $850 million through the new federal Canada Community-Building Fund for the 2021–22 fiscal year, along with a top-up of more than $816 million. This top-up more than doubles the amount of money that Ontario communities received through the program in 2020-21. The money goes towards infrastructure priorities such as the City of Richmond Hill’s new Oak Ridges Library and the Town of Grimsby shoreline protection. Fire halls and fire station infrastructure have been added as an investment category for the program.
Government of Canada releases recommendations on National Infrastructure Assessment
The federal government has released recommendations pertaining to the National Infrastructure Assessment that summarizes consultation findings. Launched last March, the consultation sought input from the public, Indigenous communities and organizations, provinces, territories, municipalities and stakeholders. Over 300 organizations and individuals shared their views and ideas. According to a release, their submissions were clear. There is strong support for an independent advisory body to lead an evidence-based process to identify Canada’s infrastructure needs over the near, medium and long-term. For more information click here.
Buildings Show to resume in person
The Buildings Show is going live and in person for 2021, taking place Dec. 1 to 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South. New in 2021, The Buildings Show will take place entirely in the South Building of the centre. Attendees are encouraged to explore new technology and innovations in Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion. For more information click here.