New Funding Will Help Peel Art Gallery & Museum Boost Comfort Level For Visitors

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The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives in Brampton. Pic: PAMA

BRAMPTON: Joint funding by all three levels of government has been announced to ventilation at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton.

The announcement was made by Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Ontario’s President of the Treasury Board, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; Amarjot Sandhu, Parliamentary Assistant to Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West; and Nando Iannicca, Regional Chair of the Region of Peel.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $322,000 in this project through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

The Government of Ontario is providing more than $268,000 and the Regional Municipality of Peel is contributing more than $214,000. This project work will upgrade PAMA’s heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems to create a more comfortable environment for visitors.

This funding will also support improvements to the building’s envelope to help reduce future costs due to building repairs and maintaining mechanical equipment. These improvements will allow PAMA to provide a safer and more enjoyable visitor experience, reducing the need to limit the number of guests in each exhibit, and preventing facility closures due to uncomfortable temperature levels.

• Through the Investing in Canada plan, Ottawa is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

• The Government of Canada has invested over $14.4 billion in more than 3,900 infrastructure projects across Ontario under the Investing in Canada plan.

• Ontario is investing $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.

• Over the next 10 years, the Government of Ontario is investing approximately $320 million across the province, and the federal government is investing approximately $407 million under the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Sonia Sidhu said: “Upgrades to the ventilation system at the Peel Art Galley, Museum and Archives will enhance visitor experience and better protect museum collections, providing a safer and more comfortable space for residents and tourists to enjoy quality culture and heritage programming. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”

Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria added: “Building a better Brampton means investing in the spaces that give our community the chance to bond, gather, and grow. By making investments in institutions like the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, we’re connecting Brampton families to improved facilities and new opportunities to enjoy all that our great and growing city has to offer.”

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