Indoor Turf Facility Does Not Receive Infrastructure Canada Funding

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City Manager Norm Gale
Norm Gale, City Manager.

THUNDER BAY – Its back to the drawing board to a degree as the City of Thunder Bay’s proposed Multi-use indoor sports facility has not been included in Infrastructure Canada’s list of funded projects.

“The GICB funding was in high demand, receiving considerable interest from communities and organizations across Canada, with hundreds of projects requesting billions in funding,” said City Manager Norm Gale.

“Under the leadership of City Council, City Administration has worked hard on developing this project for years now, and I appreciate their commitment.”

Proposed Indoor Turf Facility Voted Down
Proposed Indoor Turf Facility does not receive funding.

In July 2021, the City of Thunder Bay submitted a funding application to Infrastructure Canada’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program for the proposed Multi-use Indoor Sports Facility.

Yesterday, a letter was received informing the City that the project was  not selected for funding.

Administration is currently preparing a report to City Council with recommendations on next steps that will be in accordance with decisions already made by Council.