Moncton, New Brunswick, June 25, 2021—The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the Government of Canada and the City of Moncton. Investments in local infrastructure during this extraordinary time provide an opportunity to create jobs, economic growth, and make our communities more sustainable and resilient.
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Member of Parliament for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, on behalf of to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and her Worship Dawn Arnold, Mayor of the City of Moncton, announced joint funding for ten projects to support green and community infrastructure in Moncton.
Moncton residents will benefit from the construction of the Panacadie trail next to Andrew Lane along the marsh to East End pool/park to the corner of Botsford and St. George streets. Irishtown Nature Park Trail will also see upgrades to improve its structural support.
Various parks will see upgrades and improvements to infrastructure, including the reconstruction of the Centennial Park Lower Bowl and of the Bayou Trail Bridge in Mapleton Park, as well as the addition of a tennis court in Lewisville Park. Rene Arthur Frechet and Victoria Parks will be improved to provide a more pleasant environment and reduce the urban heat island effect.
Investments will also support the construction of accessible washrooms downtown to address the needs of vulnerable individuals, visitors and those requiring access after-hours. Upgrades to the HVAC system at the Seniors Centre will also receive funding, and the roof of the Moncton Coliseum will also be repaired to ensure the facility stays in good condition for many more years.
These projects will create greater access to sustainable and inclusive infrastructure for Moncton residents and promote healthy, active lifestyles for many years to come.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $4 million toward these ten projects through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The City of Moncton is contributing more than $1 million.