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City receives federal funding for Central Library and Seawall projects

July 29 2015

“These investments from the federal government will help strengthen our community, further improve Vancouver’s quality of life, and support two priority projects in the City of Vancouver’s 2015-2018 Capital Plan,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Vancouver Public Library

Today we welcomed federal funding for two key local infrastructure projects that play an important role in our community. Both the Stanley Park Seawall and the Vancouver Central Library will benefit from upgrades and rehabilitation, with $500,000 in federal support announced for each project.

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East, and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced earlier today funding support for improved community infrastructure in Vancouver as part of the Government of Canada’s celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

“These investments from the federal government will help strengthen our community, further improve Vancouver’s quality of life, and support two priority projects in the City of Vancouver’s 2015-2018 Capital Plan,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “We look forward to further discussions during the federal election on critical issues facing Vancouver, and other cities across the country.”

About the two projects being funded

Vancouver Central Library Community Learning Expansion

The Vancouver Central Library will expand levels 8 and 9 of the library including a:

  • Café
  • Reading room
  • Offices
  • Community roof garden

Total project cost: $15 million.

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Stanley Park Seawall Renewal

The aging Stanley Park Seawall will be repaired between Second Beach and Prospect Point, including:

  • Footings
  • Mortar
  • Cavities
  • Habitat areas
  • Cycling path improvements

Total project cost: $5 million

Learn more about the seawall

Find out more about the Stanley Park Seawall

Seawall in Vancouver

Seawall

Enjoy one of Vancouver's most popular destinations and take advantage of all there is to do and see along the Seawall! Download the map and learn more about this scenic path lining the city waterfront.

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Capital planning

Our capital plan is a four-year financial plan for investments in our city's infrastructure.