Over $1.8 million in federal funding has been announced for the City of London to help restore monuments and renovate facilities in time for Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.

London West MP Kate Young and London North Centre MP Peter Fragiskatos announced the funding at the London Convention Centre on Monday.

Fragiskatos said in a statement, "The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is ensuring residents here in London have access to improved community spaces, from roof replacements to building accessibility and from restored monuments to expanded event venues."

The 10 projects in London include:

  • improvement of main trail at Westminster Ponds
  • renovation of pavilion in Harris Park
  • repair of Victoria Park Cenotaph
  • expansion of trails within the Coves
  • rehabilitation of roof at German Canadian Club
  • rehabilitation of windows and doors at German Canadian Club
  • rehabilitation of heritage storefronts at Fanshawe Pioneer Village
  • renovation of first floor of London Convention Centre
  • improvement of HMCS Prevost Naval Memorial
  • renovation of clubroom at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 533 - Byron/Springbank

The projects are among more than 380 approved in southern Ontario.

In total, the program is providing $150 million over two years for projects to rehabilitate, renovate and expand existing public infrastructure.