Canada Community-Building Fund supports critical roadwork project

Friday, April 1, 2022

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has allocated money received from the 2021 Canada Community-Building Fund into the reconstruction of Third Line East.   
With support from the Canada Community-Building Fund, the City was able to reconstruct Third Line East from the Sault area hospital entrance to Black Road as part of its 2021 capital transportation program. This included new asphalt, road base and curbs as well as the addition of a multi-use asphalt path.   
The total project cost was $7.1 million with $4,653,754.75 allocated from the Canada Community-Building Fund.

“The Canada Community-Building Fund has provided the City with significant financial aid for various projects throughout the years,” said Shelley Schell, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. “We are very appreciative of the support for this important road project and the improvements it has made in the area.”

Progress on the project has been very good, with anticipated completion scheduled for 2022.

The Canada Community-Building Fund is a permanent source of federal funding for local infrastructure. Funds are provided to communities up front, twice a year, and can be strategically invested across 18 project categories to address local priorities.  

First established in 2005, the CCBF has continually evolved to meet the needs of municipalities and their critical infrastructure projects. The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) administers the fund to all municipalities in Ontario, excluding the City of Toronto.

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