Public Library Receives $100,000 For Renovations

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On behalf of the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, the Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, Terry Sheehan, announces $100,000 in funding for the rehabilitation of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library.

The funding for the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library comes as part of the Canada 150 Infrastructure Program and is delivered through FedNor. The funding will be used to replace the building’s carpeting and to improve accessibility to the washroom facilities.

“As a result of the successful application to the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program and assistance from the office of MP Terry Sheehan, the Library Board will be able to complete phase 1 of a 3 phase project to completely update the Centennial Library. Through this funding, the Library Board is able to create a welcoming environment and accessible restrooms to ensure that all members of our community are able to enjoy this public facility and have access to all of the valuable resources contained within.” said Chris Rous, Chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Board

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) funding, delivered in Northern Ontario through FedNor, is part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated approach to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. These investments across Canada will help create jobs, boost economic activity, strengthen communities, and celebrate Canada’s rich heritage and history. Applications are being received on an ongoing basis. For more information on how to apply, please visit,

“I’m pleased to announce today’s investment, as it will help to rehabilitate an historic building in the riding of Sault Ste. Marie. Thanks to these enhancements, the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library will continue to serve as a jewel within our community,” Sheehan said.