Canada and City of Waterloo announce funding to retrofit Waterloo’s Albert McCormick Community Centre

Infrastructure Canada

Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Mayor Dave Jaworsky, City of Waterloo, announced nearly $3 million in combined funding to retrofit Waterloo’s Albert McCormick Community Centre.

The Albert McCormick Community Centre is a 70,000 square foot facility that provides a multitude of open and accessible spaces and services. It houses a branch of the Waterloo Public Library, an arena, and gathering areas used to support a variety of recreational, athletic and educational programming. The funding announced today will be used to retrofit the facility to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions through lighting and building envelope upgrades. These improvements will reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 31 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 101 tonnes annually. Work will include improvements to the space housing the ice rink, making it functional year-round. Funding will also support improved accessibility and inclusivity of the facility through the addition of accessible stalls in each existing washroom and the addition of a universal washroom.

The Government of Canada is investing over $2.3 million for this project through the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program, while the City of Waterloo is providing nearly $600,000.

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