Funding announced for Mill Market Sault Ste. Marie’s new building
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, February 13, 2023 — Today, Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, and Errol Caldwell, Board Director for Mill Market Sault Ste. Marie (MMSSM), announced federal funding of over $1.7 million to revitalize two buildings located in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, transforming them into a public marketplace and community facility
This updated building will be used by Mill Market Sault Ste. Marie (MMSSM) to host its operations, food distribution and collection of good food that would otherwise be wasted. Its activities will be geared towards underserved members of the community. The facility will also host events and provide education on healthy eating, food preparation and environmental sustainability. In addition, the local arts and crafts community will have access to the facility.
Renovations will focus on energy efficiency improvements that will cut energy costs by more than half. The project includes new roofing, insulation, efficient lighting, new HVAC equipment and other energy-saving measures. Furthermore, upgrades will improve the accessibility of the building by reducing barriers to those with mobility issues. These enhancements are expected to reduce the facility’s energy consumption by an estimated 52.6% and greenhouse gas emissions by 55.5 tonnes.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, increasing the resiliency of our communities and improving the lives of Canadians.