The governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing over $134,000 in the redevelopment of the Tadoussac municipal library in the Haute-Côte-Nord region.
The funding is being provided through the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. For eligible work, the Municipality of Tadoussac will also invest over $134,000, bringing the total government and municipal investment in the project to over $402,000.
The redevelopment of the library involves expanding its overall space, replacing the roof, doors and windows, upgrading the electrical system, developing a multi-use space and developing a space to store cultural archives on site. One the redevelopment work is complete, the library plans to extend its hours of operation and develop a space for exhibitions.
“Investing in cultural infrastructure helps build strong communities and support local economic growth,” said The Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, in a press release. “With a larger space that is better suited to the needs of residents – with an emphasis on digital – the Tadoussac municipal library will be better equipped to fulfill its educational and social function and to provide improved services to residents.”