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Chong Announces $825,000 in Funding to Improve Downtown Cores of Georgetown and Acton

April 12, 2010

Federal funding will build and upgrade the parking lots on Edith, Draper and Back Streets in Georgetown, as well as upgrade the parking on Mill Street in Acton.

HALTON HILLS – Michael Chong, MP for Wellington–Halton Hills, today announced an investment of $825,000 to attract more people to the historic commercial districts of Acton and Georgetown. In Acton, this funding will be used to upgrade the parking lot on Mill Street. In Georgetown, the funding will be used to build a new 75-space parking lot on Edith Street and upgrade the parking lots on Draper and Back Streets. These funds are part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada’s plan to help the Canadian economy through this global recession.

“These investments will not only help create local jobs in Acton and Georgetown, they will also help revitalize the historic commercial districts of these two vibrant communities.” said Michael Chong.

“The Town worked closely with the Acton and Georgetown BIA’s on this funding application and we are very pleased that this funding application has been approved,” said Mayor Bonnette. “These two projects support over 200 businesses in the Town of Halton Hills, the Town’s Shop Local program and the goals of the both Acton and Georgetown BIA’s. The upgrades to parking are very important for the vibrancy of any downtown area.”

The improvements to downtown Acton and Georgetown are to begin shortly and are expected to be completed by the end of the year.

This project will be funded through the Community Adjustment Fund, part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, an unprecedented two-year national program aimed at addressing the short-term economic needs of communities hit hardest by the global economic recession.

The approved project must meet the terms and conditions set out in the contribution agreement. For additional information on Canada’s Economic Action Plan, visit www.actionplan.gc.ca.


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