The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced $4 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton.
The work being funded is part of the overall library project currently under way and includes structural, mechanical and electrical upgrades, the addition of community meeting rooms, event space, and improvements to make accessing the library easier.
This project will bring Edmontonians a leading-edge community learning resource equipped to meet the growing and changing needs of users for years to come.
“We are glad to invest in the Stanley A. Milner Library project, which will breathe new life into the downtown core and provide Edmontonians with expanded services in a dynamic, accessible hub of learning and community activity,” said Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
The total cost of this project is $84.5 million. The Government of Canada is providing $2 million through the New Building Canada Fund–National and Regional Projects.
“EPL is thrilled at the commitment from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta,” said Pilar Martinez, CEO of the Edmonton Public Libray. “By joining the City of Edmonton in supporting the ongoing renewal and revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library, all three levels of government are investing in lifelong learning and opportunity for Edmontonians, as well as a thriving and vibrant downtown core.”
The Government of Alberta is contributing $2 million from a one-time provincial Municipal Affairs grant, and an additional $16.4 million through the Municipal Sustainability Initiative.