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City secures more than $14 million to fund significant city-building projects
April 27, 2022

Today, Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council joined Vaughan-Woodbridge MP Francesco Sorbara, King-Vaughan MPP Minister Stephen Lecce, Vaughan Public Library Board Members and members of the public to open the newly revitalized Maple Library and Community Centre. The project was granted more than $9 million in funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and is among five applications for which the City has been awarded a total of more than $14 million.

Vaughan's administration reviewed ICIP criteria to identify and prioritize Council-approved initiatives for consideration. As a result, five projects were submitted and approved for funding, including the Maple Library and Community Centre Revitalization, Vaughan Fire Hall 7-1 Zero Carbon Building Renewal, city-wide COVID-19 Safety Mitigation Measures, North Maple Regional Park Trail Development and Improving Urban Forest Strom Resiliency. These projects demonstrate the City's commitment to addressing climate change, fostering diversity and inclusion, and improving the overall quality of life for Vaughan families.

Learn more about each initiative below:

Vaughan Community Centre & Library Revitalizations -- $9,039,028
Multi-purpose community centre space and revitalization of the Maple Library and Community Centre.
Replacement and upgrading of five City-owned skating rinks.
Replacement of the existing built-up flat roofs at two community centres and two libraries.

Vaughan Fire Hall 7-1 renewal to a Zero Carbon Building -- $1,100,000
Renewal measures include building envelope, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, and the installation of solar panels on the roof of the building.

Vaughan City-wide COVID Safety Mitigation Measures -- $2,632,678
Physical barriers and facility alterations of three facilities shared by Vaughan Fire and Rescue Service and EMS.
Replacement of four HVAC units at community centres and retrofitting of 220 HVAC units at 59 City-owned buildings with UV-C systems, which are 99 per cent effective in eliminating the COVID-19 virus.

North Maple Regional Park Trail Development -- $1,000,000 
Improve, expand and develop approximately six kilometres of new and existing park pathways and hiking trails.
Create wayfinding, educational and interpretive signage.

Improving Storm Resiliency in Vaughan's Urban Forest -- $1,366,500 
Planting 1,000 trees and proactive pruning and maintenance on 15,000 street trees to promote healthy and structurally sound growth and public safety.

Despite the global pandemic, the City has remained steadfast in its mission to provide Service Excellence to residents, businesses and visitors. The City constantly seeks opportunities to leverage critical funding support from government partners to continue building Vaughan into a world-class city.