The Government of Canada is committed to supporting tourism and community infrastructure in southern Ontario by ensuring local businesses, and the organizations that support them, have the tools they need to position themselves for a strong and resilient economic future.
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, announced a total combined investment of $1.6 mln to support 3 in Brampton South under the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF) and the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF).
The announcement was made at an event hosted by the City of Brampton, which is receiving a non- repayable contribution of $1.6 mln, under the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF)/Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF), to the City of Brampton.
In addition, Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South highlighted the effective results of the local investments through the My Main Street Project to the City of Brampton. The City of Brampton was approved for a $945,000 non-repayable contribution through the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator program to support the revitalization of six main street communities in Brampton: Downtown, Mount Pleasant, Uptown, Kennedy Road (from Orenda Court to south of Glidden Road), Bramalea GO and Queen Street (Centre Street to 410, Dixie Road to Bramalea Road and Torbram Road to CN rail line).
These six main street communities were supported by a dedicated Main Street Ambassador within the City’s Economic Development Office. As part of the program, the communities received customized market research, data analysis and non-repayable funding contributions to support new and existing small businesses. The program was delivered over two years and focused on creating and maintaining vibrant and inclusive local main streets while providing residents, new entrepreneurs, and existing businesses with economic opportunities in the main street communities
Additional project details can be found in the backgrounder.
“Community spaces and tourist attractions are what make our communities the important gathering places they are. Government of Canada investments are helping enhance existing community infrastructure and events across the region, boosting jobs and revenue across southern Ontario.”The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
- “ By investing in local businesses and community infrastructure in Brampton South, we are not only supporting economic recovery, but also creating strong and resilient communities that will thrive in the face of future challenges. These federal investments will play a key role in ensuring that Brampton remains a great place to live, work, and visit for years to come.“Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South
- “We are grateful for the federal government’s investment of $1.6M announced today, which will specifically help enhance local culinary, sport and events tourism. With support for a commercial kitchen, we can help small businesses amplify Brampton’s incredibly diverse food scene. With funding towards a new tennis clubhouse at Rosalea Park, we can grow local sport and keep residents active while attracting new tournaments. With the addition of a new Brampton tourism sign, we can remind everyone where the greatest place to work, live, and play is. Through partnerships like these, we are providing new and exciting opportunities for residents, businesses and visitors to experience Brampton”.Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
- The projects announced today include the retrofitting of a building to create a community kitchen and food incubator, the expansion and re-building of the Brampton Tennis Club clubhouse at Roselea park in Brampton including fully accessible interior and outdoor spaces, and the purchase and installation of a BRAMPTON tourism sign downtown.
- With a national investment of $500 million over two years, the Canada Community Revitalization Fund supports projects that build new community infrastructure and revitalize existing assets, bring people back to public spaces safely and stimulate local economies. This includes $139 million for projects in southern Ontario, delivered by FedDev Ontario.
- The Government of Canada’s $500-million Tourism Relief Fund is helping tourism-oriented businesses and organizations recover from the pandemic and prepare for future growth, with a minimum of $50 million of the Fund allocated to supporting Indigenous-led projects or Indigenous- focused projects. FedDev Ontario is delivering nearly $120 million of the Tourism Relief Fund across southern Ontario.