Today, the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and Her Worship Cathy Heron, Mayor of St. Albert, announced more than $13.9 million in joint funding to retrofit St. Albert Place, St. Albert’s main community hub.
St. Albert Place is a key piece of infrastructure that not only serves as the municipality’s City Hall, but is also its primary cultural facility, containing the public library, Musée Héritage Museum, Arden Theatre, and visual arts studios.
The funding announced today will lead to major energy savings, GHG emission reductions, and improvements to the building’s climate resiliency. Funding will also improve the facility’s accessibility, allowing community members of all ages and abilities to enjoy everything it has to offer for years to come. These improvements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 29.17% and greenhouse gas emissions by 558.8 tonnes annually.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.