The Township of Puslinch is rehabilitating part of Leslie Road West with support from the Canada Community-Building Fund.
Approximately 2.8 kilometers of Leslie Road West will be repaved between Watson Road South to Puslinch Flamborough Townline. The work will include drainage improvement, bank stabilization, pulverizing of existing surface, and repaving. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2023.
The project is budgeted for $834,195, with $339,793 coming from the federal Canada CommunityBuilding Fund.
“Municipalities own and operate most of the infrastructure that supports our economy and standard of living. Through programs like the Canada Community-Building Fund, we can support communities across the country to build and maintain local infrastructure with reliable and flexible funding,” said the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “From building community centres and playgrounds to upgrading highways and roads like Leslie Road West, the Government of Canada will continue to support local infrastructure development.”
“The Canada Community-Building Fund is an important resource for Puslinch,” said Mayor Seeley of the Township of Puslinch. “These infrastructure projects take time and cost a lot of money. We are grateful for the predictable and stable financial support that we get from the Fund.”
The federal Canada Community-Building Fund is a permanent source of funding for municipal infrastructure. It is predictable, long-term and stable, and is helping Ontario’s municipal governments address a massive, province-wide infrastructure deficit while improving environmental sustainability and creating jobs and economic growth.
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) administers the Fund to all municipalities in Ontario, except for the City of Toronto. To learn more about the Canada Community-Building Fund in Ontario visit https://www.buildingcommunities.ca/