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First Notice: Sault project; Kipling hub; job growth

First Notice: Sault project; Kipling hub; job growth


New Indigenous Centre for Algoma University

The federal and provincial governments today announced joint funding for a new Indigenous Cultural Centre at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The project includes renovations to the University’s East Wing building to enable construction of Mukqua Waakaa’igan, the Anishinaabemowin name given to the new cultural facility. The Government of Canada is contributing $7.1 million, the Ontario government is allocating $5.9 million and Algoma University is contributing $4.7 million. 


Construction gained jobs in April

The ADP Canada National Employment Report for April 2021 released today indicated that last month, Canada’s labour force increased by 351,300 jobs from March to April. The construction sector gained 29,900 jobs in that period. The report is a monthly measure of the change in total Canadian nonfarm payroll employment derived from anonymous payroll data of client companies served by ADP Canada and measures more than two million workers in Canada.   


Kipling Transit Hub launched in Toronto

The Ontario government today announced completion of the new Kipling Transit Hub in west Toronto. The new hub, located on the site of the former Kipling GO station, has 1,400 parking spaces and includes a 3,000-square-foot indoor waiting area with seating. The hub has a total of 14 bus bays, 90 bike spaces and a new elevated pedestrian bridge that connects the new bus terminal to the GO train platform. Travellers will have connections to MiWay bus service, the TTC subway and bus, and GO rail and future GO bus service. 

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