Announcement of the Municipal Stimulus Program

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On December 4, The City of Calgary announced new infrastructure investments of $152.8 million for 2020-2021. This is to support a more competitive, accessible and resilient city during a year of unprecedented challenges. The funding for these new investments comes from the Province of Alberta’s $500 million Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP) that was announced on July 28, 2020.

This funding will go towards:

  • Affordable Housing – repair and upgrade to existing units and construction of new units
  • Critical Road & Fiber Infrastructure Renewal – betterment and rehabilitation of streets and continuation of the Fiber Infrastructure Strategy
  • Cultural Building Envelope Upgrades – upgrades to: the Glenbow Museum, Jack Singer Concert Hall / Public Building, and the Northwest Travellers Building
  • Facility Upgrades -upgrades to: TELUS Spark Science Centre, Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary, and others.
  • Park System Upgrades –Eau Claire public realm improvements, construction of a dome at Shouldice Athletic Park, improving infrastructure, river access upgrades, biodiversity implementation and naturalization of existing parks and open spaces
  • Stormwater Community Drainage Improvements – improvements in established communities to reduce risk of flooding and improve resiliency against the impacts of climate change
  • Transit Infrastructure – provide transit lanes, queue jumps and traffic signal upgrades along 52 Street SE

For more information on this new funding, please visit–contribute-1528-m-for-recovery/