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Local Infrastructure Improvements In Store For Southwestern Ontario

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Local Infrastructure Improvements In Store For Southwestern Ontario

Ontario Government Building Stronger Communities

Ministry of Infrastructure

The new Ontario government is investing nearly $6 million to support improvements to critical infrastructure in municipalities in Southwestern Ontario.

The province is supporting these improvements through the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy, which is providing nearly $90 million over the next three years to help municipalities across the province build and maintain key infrastructure.

Local projects include:

  • improving the water system in Pelee Township;
  • rehabilitating St. Clair Street from McNaughton Avenue to Kins Street, including replacing drainage and curb improvements in Chatham-Kent;
  • resurfacing and replacing portions of the Conrail Bridge in Windsor.

Building on the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy, the province is providing an additional $100 million to help small, rural and northern municipalities build and maintain roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. A consultation involving local and regional rural officials was held in Tecumseh today to discuss the fund's scope and design.  

Investing in infrastructure is part of the government's plan to create jobs, build stronger communities and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Most Municipal Infrastructure Strategy funding is being provided to communities with populations under 20,000.
  • Ontario has already committed $9 million through the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy to help small, rural and northern municipalities prepare asset management plans.
  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has provided approximately $13 billion to help municipalities repair and upgrade roads and bridges, improve water and wastewater treatment facilities, and revitalize community infrastructure.

Additional Resources

Quotes

Jeff Leal

“Rural Ontario has unique and diverse infrastructure needs. By collaborating and consulting with our local and regional partners, we are providing communities with revitalized critical infrastructure that will create jobs, grow local businesses and keep communities moving.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

Glen R. Murray

“The new Ontario government is committed to working with municipalities, especially our rural partners, to help make critical infrastructure investments that will strengthen our communities across the province. Through the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy, we are ensuring that the right investments are made at the right time.”

Glen R. Murray

Minister of Infrastructure

“The investments announced today will create jobs, help local municipalities build roads, bridges and other vital infrastructure projects, and ensure our region remains economically vibrant.”

Teresa Piruzza

MPP (Windsor West)

Media Contacts

  • Andreas Kyprianou

    Communications Branch

    andreas.kyprianou@ontario.ca

    416-325-2479

  • Katrina Kim

    Minister's Office

    katrina.kim2@ontario.ca

    647-338-0645

  • Bryan Bossin

    Rural Affairs Minister’s Office

    416-326-3066

  • Susan Murray

    Rural Affairs Communications

    519-826-3145

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