Canada, Ontario invest in renovations and repairs to Serbian Heritage Museum in Windsor
WINDSOR, ON, June 11, 2021 / CNW / – Canadians across the country are feeling the effects of COVID-19 on their families, livelihoods and lifestyle. Together, Canada and Ontario strive to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses and promote job creation, growth and investment.
Today, Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor â Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honorable Caroline Mulroney, from ontario Minister of Transport and Member of Provincial Parliament for York-Simcoe, on behalf of the Honorable Laurie Scott, from ontario Minister of Infrastructure; and Anne DubÃ©, former president of the Serbian Heritage Museum, announced joint funding for renovations and repairs to the Serbian Heritage Museum in Windsor, Ontario.
The government of Canada invests on $ 43,000 in this project through the Community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of the Invest in Canada plan. The government of Ontario provides more than $ 36,000, while the Serbian Heritage Museum contributes more than $ 29,000 to this project.
The Serbian Heritage Museum houses the Serbian Heritage Collection and serves as a hub for community events for Serbs in Canada and United States of America. Renovations to the museum will include upgrades to the HVAC system, construction of new storage and suspension units, installation of barrier-free doors and repairs to sections of the roof. These renovations will improve the functionality of the museum and prevent water and moisture damage to traditional clothing and artifacts.
All levels of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they need it most.
âInvestments in cultural spaces are essential to celebrate diversity and inclusion. The renovations to the Serbian Heritage Museum will provide members of the Serbian community with a modernized space to preserve and display artifacts that celebrate their heritage and culture. from Canada The infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities. “
Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion and Member of Parliament for Windsor â Tecumseh, on behalf of the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
âThe Serbian Heritage Museum is an important space for from ontario growing Serbian community. This investment by the government of Ontario and the government of Canada will play a central role in helping the museum preserve its heritage collection and continue to serve as a hub for community events. I know that this investment will be appreciated by the Serbian community, while promoting job creation, growth and investment in Windsor and surrounding areas. “
The Honorable Caroline Mulroney, from ontario Minister of Transport and provincial deputy for York simcoe, on behalf of the Honorable Laurie Scott, from ontario Minister of Infrastructure
“We are very happy to have been selected for an ICIP grant. As the only Serbian museum in Canada, we want to ensure the longevity of our heritage collection for members of the local Serbian community and for many of the more than 65,000 Serbs living in Ontario who visit or follow the Museum. By adding an appropriate HVAC system, building new storage and suspension units, and replacing sections of the roof, we will protect traditional artifacts and clothing over time. Our growing number of senior visitors, event watchers and volunteers, as well as community members, will also greatly appreciate our efforts to make the Museum fully accessible. “
Anne DubÃ©, former president of the Serbian Heritage Museum
Through the Invest in Canada plan, the federal government is investing more than $ 180 billion over 12 years in public transport, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade routes and transportation projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.
On the other side Ontario, the government of Canada invested more than $ 13.9 billion in more than 3,200 infrastructure projects.
Over the next ten years, the government of Ontario invests around $ 320 million across the province, and the federal government invests approximately $ 407 million as part of the Community, cultural and recreational infrastructure component of the Invest in Canada Infrastructure program. This component supports the construction of new facilities and the modernization of existing facilities that improve community infrastructure (e.g. community centers, libraries), recreation areas (e.g. arenas, recreational spaces) and cultural spaces (eg theaters, museums).
Ontario invests on $ 10.2 billion as part of the investment in Canada Infrastructure program to improve public transportation; community, culture and recreation; green, rural and northern communities and other priority infrastructure.
Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario
Invest in Canada Plan the project map
Ontario is building the project map: https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
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