The governments of Canada and Yukon are providing the Town of Faro with funds to build municipal infrastructure facilities that is modern, energy efficient and environmentally responsible.

Funding for a new consolidated fire hall and public works building for the Town of Faro will help provide a new facility that will include seven vehicle bays, staff offices, shared meeting rooms, parts and tool storage, a morgue, and decontamination areas.

“Residents of the Town of Faro will benefit from this state-of-the art building that will house vital fire response equipment and personnel, as well as essential public works staff and equipment needed in the community,” said Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities.This project to consolidate the fire hall and public works building is an efficient use of resources and goes to show just how municipal, territorial and federal governments can partner to bring these projects to reality, to the benefit of the community.”

The new 2-in-1 building will replace two old buildings and is designed to exceed minimum energy efficiency standards by 25 per cent. The mechanical design also utilizes in-floor radiant heating, and air curtains on several of the overhead doors, in order to minimize heat loss. Additionally, the structural and electrical service components are designed to accommodate the potential installation of a roof-mounted photovoltaic array.

The Government of Canada is investing $8,866,344 in this project through the Small Communities Fund of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Yukon is providing $2,955,448.

“Improving and/or replacing aging municipal infrastructure continues to be a top priority for us as a Council and community. This new infrastructure will help to significantly improve safety and service quality to our community by our Volunteer Fire Service, Public Works, and the EMS departments,” said Leonard Faber, Mayor of the Town of Faro. “This project will also allow us to better support our neighbours and regional partners as well. Surely, this important project would not be possible without the full support and commitment of our Territorial and Federal funding partners, which we deeply value and appreciate.”

Through the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

Featured image from Kobayashi + Zedda Architects.

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