Feds support green projects in Quebec

The federal government’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is investing almost $1 million in several green community projects in Quebec.

The $991,200 in funding comes through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) and will go towards feasibility studies, plans and pilot projects.

The projects include the transformation of a former industrial area in Lachine into a planned green neighbourhood with 4,500 homes designed to reduce greenhouse gases, and improve access to public services and infrastructure. The development will feature a consultation process, and studies on urban heating and cooling systems, and waste management and recovery.

Another pilot project in Val-Joli will redevelop the former site of a gas station and convenience store, including rehabilitation of the land, into commercial and residential space.

The GMF is a $1.65-billion federal program delivered by FCM. Since 2000 it has funded more than 1,360 projects, and has helped remove 2.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.