Canada invests over $3.7 million in community infrastructure and tourism projects in London region

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario supports 10 projects to drive community revitalization, support regional tourism and grow local economy.

July 5, 2022 – London, Ontario

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the growth of local communities to position them for a strong and resilient economic present and future.

Today, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced over $3.7 million in support for 10 community infrastructure and tourism projects across the London region under the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) and the Tourism Relief Fund (TRF). These investments will create and revitalize community spaces and enhance tourism attractions to welcome more visitors and build stronger, more vibrant communities.

The announcement was made at the London Children’s Museum, which received a non-repayable contribution of $500,000, through the Tourism Relief Fund, to adapt the top floor of the historic Kellogg’s cereal factory in London into its new children’s museum. The new London Children’s Museum at 100 Kellogg Lane will allow children to explore science, art, technology, nature, history and culture in a state-of-the-art educational space. The museum will feature eight immersive, interactive exhibits in over 35,000 square feet of open-concept space designed for interactive play, innovative exhibits, and shared spaces where children and families can learn and grow.

An investment of $190,000 was also announced for the 1st Hussars Cavalry Fund through the Tourism Relief Fund to restore and preserve the HOLY ROLLER, a WWII Canadian Army Sherman Tank of the 6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) and war memorial that is on display in Victoria Park.

Additional details on all 10 projects supported can be found in the backgrounder.

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