Feds drops $8.2 million in funds for projects in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and other municipalities
Published October 12, 2022 at 2:13 pm
Some 34 community infrastructure and tourism projects in the Niagara Region got a serious boost today (October 12) when Filomena Tassi, federal Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced the government was sinking $8.2 million into local projects.
With St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle and Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey standing by her during her morning announcement in St. Catharines, Tassi announced the nearly three dozen local organizations and fixture that were about to get upgrades, thanks to a cash transfusion from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.
Overall, Niagara Falls got the biggest cash-grab with $750,000 to improve tennis and basketball courts, $750,000 to expand and upgrade the Stamford Library, and $500,000 to review the city’s music economy with a focus on its impact to grow tourism and extend visitation.
Community groups within Niagara Falls also had their share of windfalls. The Downtown Niagara Falls Board of Management collected $90,000 to install retractable gates in the downtown core to convert busy roadways into walkable promenades.
The Niagara Falls Lions Club got $110,671 to construct a 373-square-foot addition and a new barrier-free washroom in the existing Niagara Lions Club building while the Niagara Parks Commission received $522,285 to improve landscape and access of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls at the new Niagara Parks Power Station.
In St. Catharines, one of the projects includes $175,000 to renovate the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre while the St. Catharines Downtown Association received $84,724 to beautify the area used to implement the Downtown St. Catharines Summer Activation.
Pelham scored nearly $1 million from two separate grants – $201,750 to rehabilitate the Town of Pelham’s tennis courts in Centennial Park and another $750,000 to improve the infrastructure of a community event space at the Town Hall/Peace Park completion.
One brewery and a healthy handful of wineries in the Niagara Region scored a number of grants for projects and improvements on their properties.
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