Tom Thomson Art Gallery Receives Funding through Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

July 23, 2015

Tom Thomson Art Gallery Receives Funding through Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

 

Owen Sound, ON – Today, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, announced that the Tom Thomson Art Gallery will be receiving $50,000 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

 

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is being delivered by regional development agencies across the country and will provide $150 million over the next two years to support the rehabilitation, renovation and expansion of existing community infrastructure. There was significant interest in the program in southern Ontario with FedDev receiving more than 1,100 applications during the application intake.

 

Projects have been selected based on program criteria including; the extent to which funding was leveraged from other sources, construction-readiness, and linkages to Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Funding for the Tom Thomson Art Gallery will support the improvement of accessibility for the public to access the gallery’s permanent collection of artworks.

 

“The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is a significant part of the local heritage of Owen Sound and is an important cultural landmark in the community,” said Miller. “I am very pleased that the TOM will be receiving funding through Canada 150 to ensure everyone has access to great Canadian art.”

 

For more information on the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program please visit; http://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_02195.html.

 

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