July 12, 2008
Government of Canada Supports Fort Edmonton Park
Minister Ambrose,Edmonton City Councillor Don Iveson, Naresh Bhardwaj, MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie, and Fort Edmonton Park’s interpreter displaying the plans for the new, energy efficient administration building at Fort Edmonton Park
Today at Fort Edmonton Park, Minister Ambrose and Naresh Bhardway, MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie, announced a combined federal-provincial investment to support the City of Edmonton in developing a new, energy efficient administration building at Fort Edmonton Park that will improve service delivery and enhance visitor access to Park information and bookings.
"Thanks to the commitment of the Government of Canada to invest in new infrastructure or to modernize existing ones, communities will remain vibrant and safe while the legacy of treasures like Fort Edmonton Park will be secured for generations to come," said Minister Ambrose.
The federal-provincial investment will be directed toward the development and design of the modern, energy efficient building at Fort Edmonton Park. The new building will enable the Park to improve its service delivery and provide visitors with centrally located access to Park information and bookings. The building will provide space for administration staff, meeting rooms, a gift shop and admission gates.
"Visitors will benefit from enhanced services they will receive at the new administration building and this will have a positive impact on their experience overall," said Mr. Bhardwaj. "Considering the widespread interest in the environment, informed visitors will appreciate the facility's environmentally-friendly features."
The Fort Edmonton Park Administration Building will be designed to a LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) Gold certification. In accordance with this certification the administration building will boast a green roof and energy efficient lighting systems. The building will be the second municipal facility in Edmonton to be built to the Gold LEED standard.