Canada’s 150th Anniversary is a tremendous opportunity and important milestone to celebrate our diversity and the great cultural mosaic of Mississauga. With significant legacy projects for our City underway as well as meaningful ways for everyone to join in the community festivities, 2017 will be a year to remember.
Our museums, community centres, libraries, parks and recreation centres have all joined together to mark this important milestone in Canada’s history. A Mississauga Canada 150 web page was recently launched. I encourage you to visit the website regularly. It showcases our many anticipated Canada 150-themed events, programs and highlights ways residents can participate in the festivities.
As part of the nationwide celebrations, the City of Mississauga was awarded approximately $2.1 million in Government of Canada funding for 25 infrastructure rehabilitation projects through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150). The CIP 150 approved City projects include the rehabilitation of 14 trails, nine playgrounds and two specific renovation projects at Lake Aquitaine Park in Ward 9 and Riverwood in Ward 6.
The federal program celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary, under the theme Giving Back to Canada. The objective of the program is to strengthen public infrastructure and provide economic benefits throughout our country.
This new funding will strengthen our popular and accessible community amenities and public infrastructure for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.