On September 8, the new Faro Community Services Building officially opened its doors and welcomed Yukoners for a tour of the new space.
The 1,229-square-metre facility was designed to meet the Town of Faro’s unique needs and will house emergency and community services. The new building is also designed to exceed minimum energy efficiency standards by 25 per cent.
The building includes seven vehicle bays, staff offices, shared meeting rooms, parts and tool storage, a morgue and decontamination areas.
The project was built through an investment of more than $8.8 million by the Government of Canada and nearly a $3 million investment by the Government of Yukon.
This new Community Services Building will support the safety and wellbeing of Yukoners living in Faro and will help create a stronger community. Through our collaborative work with our federal partners, we have been able to build this new, energy-efficent facility that will serve the residents of Faro for generations to come.
Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn
I am so pleased to celebrate the opening of the new energy-efficient Community Services Building here in Faro. This facility is a step forward in developing essential infrastructure in the community and will improve public safety. The Government of Canada will continue to support projects like the one announced today, because we know that when our small communities thrive – we all benefit.
Member of Parliament for Yukon Dr. Brendan Hanley
Faro has benefitted from several much-needed improvements in our water and sewer systems as a result of the joint Canada-Yukon Infrastructure Grant Program. Our new Community Services Building is the first new building of its kind in many years in Faro that is not directly tied to our water sewer infrastructure. It’s a building we all can be proud of. Our Fire Department, EMS volunteers and our Public Works crew are all anxiously awaiting the occupancy of our new building. Most important to me is that the new Public Services Building symbolizes that Faro is again on the rise. We see our community growing and this new building is evidence of that. Our community wishes to express our thanks to our federal and territorial governments for their continued support for municipal infrastructure funding.
Faro Mayor Jack Bowers
The Government of Canada invested $8,866,344 in this project through the Small Communities Fund of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Yukon provided $2,955,448 towards the new building.