Victoria, P.E.I., gets $650K for community upgrades
Federal government says money will help boost tourism potential
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.
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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