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March 11 Council Decision

At the March 11 Council Meeting, Council voted to delay the construction tendering process for the Festival Plaza until we find out if the City will receive a government grant that could cover over 73% of project costs. Continuing with construction tendering would have invalidated our grant application. We have been advised that the awarding of this grant will take place in the fall of 2019.

This delay in tendering will result in delayed construction, but work continues behind the scenes with production of the detailed engineering designs, a park signage plan, and we continue to look for additional funding sources. The project will be ready to tender as soon as we hear back on the grant.

For more information about the grant we applied for, visit Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.