More Support for Municipal Infrastructure
McGuinty Government Strengthening Communities, Creating Jobs
Ontario is increasing support for critical road, bridge, water and wastewater projects under the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy.
The McGuinty government is now investing nearly $90 million to help municipalities undertake critical infrastructure projects that strengthen local economies and create jobs, up from $51 million announced in August. The increase will help more municipalities maintain and repair their critical infrastructure.
Investing in infrastructure is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs for Ontarians and strengthen the economy. A strong economy protects the services that mean the most to families - health care and education.
- Project funding will cover up to a maximum of 90 per cent of total project costs, or $2 million, whichever is lower.
- Ontario is also providing up to $9 million to small and northern municipalities to help prepare asset management plans, which help municipalities make smart, long-term planning decisions about building, operating, maintaining, renewing and replacing infrastructure.
- Since 2003, the McGuinty government has provided approximately $13 billion to help municipalities modernize and expand transit, repair and upgrade roads and bridges, improve water and wastewater treatment, and revitalize community infrastructure.
“Our government was determined to strengthen our support for municipalities to take care of their most critical infrastructure priorities. We know that every dollar invested in infrastructure is a dollar invested in quality of life and will boost local economies and create jobs.”