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Ontario's Natural Gas Grant Program: 11 New Projects

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Ontario's Natural Gas Grant Program: 11 New Projects

Ministry of Infrastructure

Launched in January 2017, the Natural Gas Grant Program will invest approximately $100 million to support projects in northern, rural and First Nation communities. The investment will help more people across Ontario connect to natural gas and significantly lower their heating costs. The supported projects are expected to result in over 11,300 homes and businesses being connected, including in six First Nations communities.

Approved Projects

Project NameProject DescriptionGrant Amount

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

Will construct a natural gas pipeline to connect homes and businesses within the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation Reserve.

$1,425,000

Cornwall Island

Will construct a natural gas transfer station and distribution pipeline to connect homes and businesses located on Cornwall Island. 

$3,447,000*

Fenelon Falls

Will construct a reinforcement and distribution pipeline to connect homes and business, including one large industrial customer, within the Village of Fenelon Falls, located in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

$12,330,000*

Hiawatha First Nation

Will construct a natural gas distribution pipeline to connect homes and businesses located within the Hiawatha First Nation and adjoining areas of the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan.

$3,140,000*

Moraviantown First Nation

Will construct a natural gas distribution pipeline to connect homes and businesses along Norton Line, Knoll Road, School House Road, Lunaapeew Road, and Littlejohn Road/Corn Plant Road near Chatham-Kent, serving the Delaware Nation of Moravian Indian Reserve No. 47.

$311,000

North Shore and Peninsula Roads

Will construct a natural gas pipeline to connect homes and businesses located within the City of North Bay.

$8,667,000*

Saugeen First Nation

Will construct a natural gas pipeline to connect homes and businesses located in the Chippewa Hill community of Saugeen First Nation.

$1,802,000*

Scugog Island

Will construct a reinforcement and distribution pipeline to connect homes and businesses located on Scugog Island.

$6,324,000*

South Bruce

The project will construct a natural gas pipeline to connect homes and businesses in the municipalities of Arran-Elderslie and Kincardine as well as the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

Up to $27,733,000*

Chatham-Kent Rural Pipeline Expansion

Will construct two transmission pipelines as well as supporting distribution mains and individual customer stations to immediately connect five local agricultural businesses, while establishing infrastructure that can help to meet growing energy demand within the local agri-food cluster.

$8,000,000*

Natural Gas Access for Northern Mining Operation


Will modify an existing natural gas station and construct a new distribution pipeline as well as a customer metering station to connect the Taylor Mine site of Kirkland Lake Gold.

$1,600,000*

*Pending Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval for Leave to Construct

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