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Victoria, P.E.I., gets $650K for community upgrades

Victoria-by-the-Sea will receive almost $650,000 from the federal government to help it capitalize on its tourism potential.

Federal government says money will help boost tourism potential

P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter announces federal funding to Victoria-by-the-Sea, which will include upgrades to the historic schoolhouse. (Sarah MacMillan/CBC)

Victoria-by-the-Sea will receive almost $650,000 from the federal government to help it capitalize on its tourism potential.

The money, provided by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will go toward upgrading the 90-metre-long seawall, creating a pedestrian pathway to connect the waterfront with green-space and business areas, developing recreational greenspace with visitor parking, and upgrading the historic Victoria schoolhouse to serve as regional rental space and source of revenue.

Victoria-by-the-Sea is a popular tourist destination on P.E.I. (Submitted by Marcia Gardiner )

The community will contribute $480,000 toward the project, with $20,000 coming from the South Shore Tourism Development Fund.

P.E.I. MP Wayne Easter said the money will enhance the tourism experience in Victoria.

"This picturesque community is certainly a treasure along our rural landscape," he said. "The community and business owners are proud of what they have to offer and they want to share it."

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