On November 11, the Steering Committee for the Tamil Community Centre project submitted its application for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Community, Culture and Recreation Stream. The Committee would like to thank community members for their support and pledges.
The provincial and federal governments opened up this funding stream in late August. If successful, our application could receive 73% of the cost for construction from governments. This grant is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the community. The Steering Committee requested the help of the community through financial pledges. The project cost is $40 million. The community needed to show that we can raise our contribution of $10.8 million for this project. The Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the total amount of pledges collected to date is $11.2 million.
It is expected that the Committee will hear back from the provincial government in mid-spring of 2020. The Committee will keep the community up to date on the process.