London’s preparations for Canada’s 150th birthday will be a topic of discussion at city hall Tuesday.
Councillors on the Corporate Services Committee will review a staff report detailing programs the city could run if they receive funding from the province.
The city has already secured more than $750,000 in funding from the federal government for three projects, including the Harris Park Pavilion, Victoria Park Cenotaph and Westminster Ponds Boardwalk. Applications for another 11 projects have been submitted to the federal government for funding that are worth $1.83 million.
The province has now announced its own grant funding process for Canada’s 150th birthday. London is eligible to submit a total of four applications seeking a maximum of $740,000 in funding.
The four projects staff are recommending are free monthly parties on Dundas Street, a youth skills leadership program, a community kitchen project and a plan to bring a multimedia dome village that’s travelling across Canada to London.
The Corporate Services Committee meets at 12 p.m.