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First Notice: boost for RBG; Brampton transit upgrades; Middlesex broadband

First Notice: boost for RBG; Brampton transit upgrades; Middlesex broadband


RBG in Burlington to undergo $2.2 million in upgrades 

The federal and provincial governments have announced $2.2 million in funding to pay for improvements to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ont. Project work will include reconstructing a boathouse, a viewing platform and boardwalk; repairing nature trails and garden paths; installing an entry gate for the Hendrie Valley Trails; and enlarging the Rock Trail parking lot and making it more accessible. 


Funding to upgrade Brampton transit systems, networking 

Representatives from three levels of government announced today joint funding of close to $10 million for the replacement of new Computer Aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Location systems on buses in the Brampton, Ont. transit fleet. The project includes the design, build and installation of all supporting devices, operating systems, networking gear and software for the vehicle location systems. Work also includes the implementation and integration of subsystems, including Interactive Voice Response, data radio network, 131 electronic signs at terminals and station stops, and outfitting buses with automatic passenger counters.  


Broadband coming to rural Middlesex County 

The provincial and federal governments have announced joint funding towards the installation of $5.5 million in broadband infrastructure in Ontario’s Middlesex County. Construction of a new network that will service 590 homes and businesses in the communities of Christina, Longwood, Mayfair, Middlemiss and Muncey is expected to begin in May with service to start in December 2022. 


National home sales declined in April 

Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association show national home sales were down 12.5 per cent on a month-over-month basis from March to April 2021. The number of newly listed properties fell by 5.4 per cent from March to April. The largest year-over-year gains continue to be posted across Ontario (around 20 to 50 per cent), followed by markets in B.C., Quebec and New Brunswick (around 10 to 30 per cent), and lastly by gains in the Prairie provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador (around five to 15 per cent).  

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