THEMUSEUM to Receive Federal Funding from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program for Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Posted on Friday March 17, 2017

The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities.

Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, today announced that THEMUSEUM will receive up to $83,000 in Federal funding towards energy efficient lighting improvements towards a total project cost of $165,000.

This project is one of over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario under the program’s second intake. For more details, please see the backgrounder.

With the addition of $44.4 million in supplementary funding announced in Budget 2016, the total CIP 150 allocation for southern Ontario, being delivered by FedDev Ontario, is up to $88.8 million. Over 730 projects have been approved under both intakes.

These projects will allow Canadians to enjoy upgraded community facilities such as parks, trails, cultural and community centres. They will also help to create a lasting legacy as Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

“Through investments in our communities, we are demonstrating our commitment to create and support sustainable growth, economic opportunity, and prosperity in Canada. By improving community infrastructure such as this energy efficiency upgrade, we are helping to boost economic activity and maintain a high quality of life for residents of all ages.”
- Raj Saini, MP

“THEMUSEUM is a key cultural destination in downtown Kitchener and in Waterloo Region, attracting more than 100,000 visitors a year. As owners of the historical former Goudie’s Department Store and landlord of THEMUSEUM, this investment by the federal government and the City moves us towards achieving our city’s sustainability goals. Through the reduction of carbon emissions and lower energy costs, these investments will help ensure the ongoing viability of 10 King St West and THEMUSEUM as a thriving cultural hub in the heart of
our city!”
- Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor

“THEMUSEUM is grateful to the Government of Canada and its recognizing and supporting our infrastructure needs. This support will allow us to upgrade our lighting system allowing us to become more environmentally progressive and also allow us to save thousands of dollars annually. These funds can be reinvested in our programming making the community a better place.”
- David Marskell, CEO, THEMUSEUM

Quick Facts

  • With over five floors and 55,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, THEMUSEUM is a place of ideas and
  • experiences.
  • FedDev Ontario received more than 1,000 applications under Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
  • Over the coming weeks, local announcements for projects approved through Intake Two of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program in southern Ontario will be taking place.
  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is a $300-million national program, which is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country.
  • Projects were selected based on eligibility requirements and selection criteria as outlined in the program guidelines including: project readiness; project scope; funding leveraged from other sources; and the extent to which projects supported a clean growth economy.

Associated Links

FedDev Ontario – Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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Kelly Milne
Executive Assistant
Office of MP Raj Saini