Canadian Government Supports New Federation Campus

The Canadian government has announced support for Phase 3 of the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus project.

The Phase 3 project includes a conference and celebration pavilion and atrium, facilities including a theater and lecture hall, an outdoor pool, as well as a number of multi-purpose programming and meeting facilities that will be available to all citizens within York Region. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is building the new campus, which will also include a network of health and social services, on 50 acres on Bathurst Street in the City of Vaughan. The expected construction completion date for Phase 3 is fall 2016.

Phase 3 has been identified as a priority for federal funding of up to one-half of eligible project costs, to a maximum federal contribution of $15 million, under the Major Infrastructure Component of the Building Canada Fund. UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is responsible for the remaining costs of the project. The total project costs for Phase 3 are estimated to be $45 million.

The Federal support is conditional on the project meeting federal conditions and the signing of a contribution agreement with UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.