With the previous federal government, Calgary never received its fair share of infrastructure funding. During the 2015 election, we promised to invest in a big way, building critical infrastructure that would benefit Calgarians for decades (while creating tens of thousands of jobs). Promise kept.
$1.53 BILLION in the new Green Line LRT. It’s the largest-ever federal investment in an infrastructure project in Alberta. Expected to be ready for use in 2026, phase 1 of this c-train line will run from 16 Avenue North to 126 Avenue SE, going through Inglewood, Victoria Park, East Village and Downtown.
In 10 years, the previous federal Conservative government invested $0 in Alberta’s flood mitigation infrastructure. Yes, zero. That’s despite Calgary’s 2005 flood, and the devastating 2013 flood.
In contrast, in just 4 years, our federal Liberal government has invested:
Without a home, is nearly impossible to build a life. Our National Housing Strategy is a game-changer, with $40 billion to drastically improve access to affordable housing. After decades of neglect, housing is finally receiving the attention it needs.
$31 million for the Kanas
Located near Glenmore Park, the building has 120 unites for individuals, families and people with disabilities.
$13.6 million for Horizon Housing Society’s Glamorgan project
The first project in Canada to get federal funding under our new rental construction initiative, it has 161 units for low-income families, seniors and individuals. A custom space for kids who would otherwise need to live in a hospital means that, for the first time, the kids can receive health support while living with their families.
$6 million for YWCA Calgary’s new home
The YW Hub is a supportive, transitional shelter for 100 women and kids. It includes a community kitchen, childcare centre, employment training spaces, and a secure outdoor courtyard so women and kids can enjoy the sunshine in safety.
$3 million for The Maple
Over Christmas 2018, women escaping the cycles of violence and homelessness moved into The Maple building. With 26 private suites, it’s a safe, accessible building where women can also receive counselling and other support.
$9.8 million for Downtown 5th Avenue Apartment Building
Opening in summer 2020, the building will have 74 units for people at risk of homelessness, including 16 wheelchair-accessible units. The building is designed to achieve 41% energy savings.
Funding to build or upgrade performance and rehearsal spaces and buy new equipment. Recipients include the National Music Centre, Folk Festival Society of Calgary, Shakespeare by the Bow, and many more. Visit my Arts page for details.
Our Enabling Accessibility Fund helps organizations pay for renovations and new construction to make their spaces more accessible for staff, clients and the public.
For example, Scarboro United Church used the funding to build a barrier-free ramp to enter the building, add automatic doors, and more. Other funded organizations include:
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