Queen’s Park and Ottawa contributing nearly $3 million towards Barrie infrastructure programs

Kidds Creek improvements, active transportation for Dunlop, and revitalizing lakeshore trails

Three City of Barrie projects are getting a fiscal boost thanks to the federal and provincial governments.

MPs and MPPs for the Barrie area were at the city’s waterfront on Wednesday to announce nearly $3 million in joint funding going towards city infrastructure projects. Money will help cover the costs of the Kidds Creek stormwater pond upgrades, repaving Dunlop Street for active transportation, and rehabilitating the multi-use trail along the city’s Lakeshore.

“Even though we rely heavily on it, local infrastructure can be easily overlooked as we go about our busy, daily lives. Yet investing in reliable infrastructure helps ensure our communities are able to sustain and grow successfully in the years to come, said Barrie-Springwater-Oro Medonte MPP Doug Downey, joined by fellow MPP Andrea Khanjin of Barrie-Innisfil, and their federal counterparts John Brassard and Doug Shipley.

The Government of Canada is investing over $2,388,000 towards these three projects, while the province will cover just over $597,000. Funding is coming through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a joint federal-provincial initiative.