Canada invests nearly $11M in projects for public space revitalization in Greater Montréal

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

CED grants $10,673,069 for 23 projects in the metropolis through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.

Montréal, Quebec, May 20, 2022 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Public spaces are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In so many places across the country, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use due to COVID-19.

Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, together with the Honourable David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, are announcing non-repayable contributions totalling $10,673,069 for 23 Montréal organizations, including SDC Wellington, which is hosting them at the Éthel parking garage in Verdun for the occasion. The financial support is being granted through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) to help communities in Greater Montréal recover from the pandemic and provide them with quality meeting places.

These 20 or so projects involve the upgrading or construction of public spaces throughout the city, such as community and multi-purpose centres, reception chalets and park playgrounds, community greenhouses, outdoor public market kiosks, and outdoor work and relaxation areas.

The Government of Canada recognizes that community spaces promote social interaction and physical activity. By providing better access to recreational programs and facilities, we are contributing to the well-being of communities, families, and individuals across the country. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

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