Canada invests in flood protection upgrades in Peterborough

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Peterborough, Ontario, January 13, 2023 — Today, Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, and His Worship Jeff Leal, Mayor of the City of Peterborough, announced over $2.1 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements that will help protect people and property from flooding.

Funding will support a $5.44 million project to increase capacity of the Armour Road sanitary sewer, complete storm sewer upgrades, and rehabilitate the Curtis Creek channel. By rehabilitating the Creek’s shoreline, as well as completing sanitary and storm sewer upgrades, this project will improve the waterway’s health while reducing overland flooding, sanitary sewer back-ups, and basement flooding in nearby areas.

Making adaptation investments now will have major economy-wide benefits later. Every dollar that is invested in adapting and preparing for climate related disasters returns $13 to $15 in benefits.

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.


“Flooding disasters impact municipalities across Ontario and climate change is expected to only bring more flooding. Projects like this help to protect our communities from damage during flooding events – safeguarding homes, businesses, and residents. The Government of Canada’s continued partnership with provinces, territories, municipalities, and Indigenous communities to mitigate the effects of natural disasters will ensure Canadians can continue to thrive in a changing climate.”

Ryan Turnbull, Member of Parliament for Whitby, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Infrastructure improvements are essential as the City of Peterborough continues to mitigate impacts of climate change. Thank you to the Government of Canada for contributing to the City's investment in the Curtis Creek project which will reduce flooding for area residents and businesses, protecting against property damage, and more importantly, protecting the safety and wellbeing of our residents.”

His Worship Jeff Leal, Mayor of the City of Peterborough