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Ontario Shares Gas Tax Dollars With Municipal Transit

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Ontario Shares Gas Tax Dollars With Municipal Transit

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario shares two cents per litre from gas tax revenues with municipalities for public transit. A total of 89 Ontario transit systems, serving 111 municipalities receive provincial gas tax funding.

The government has provided more than$1 billion in gas tax funding to municipalities since 2004, in addition to the $321 million this year.

The province has developed an equitable system to distribute gas tax funding. This funding formula meets the needs of large municipalities with established transit systems and smaller municipalities with different transit demands. The formula is based on a ratio of 70 per cent ridership and 30 per cent population.

Gas Tax Funding For 2008/09 By Municipality

MunicipalityAllocation
Barrie$1,997,729
Belleville$721,825
Blind River$17,325
Brampton$7,248,122
Brantford$1,251,484
Brockville$219,520
Burlington$2,152,078
Chapleau$24,298
Chatham-Kent$891,567
Clarence-Rockland$264,032
Cobourg$190,227
Cochrane$34,949
Collingwood$162,974
Cornwall$558,868
Deseronto(Hastings)$17,434
Dryden$54,640
Durham Region$7,491,142
Dysart et Al$15,679
Elliot Lake$139,667
Espanola$15,188
Fort Erie$187,749
Fort Frances$78,588
Greenstone$15,807
Guelph$2,542,306
Halton Hills$158,328
Hamilton$11,119,297
Hanover (Arran Elderslie, Brocton, South Bruce and West Grey)$274,792
Hearst$42,685
Huntsville$70,544
Ingersoll$60,566
Kapuskasing$44,826
Kawartha Lakes$522,808
Kenora$151,436
Kingston$2,026,499
Lanark County$210,000
LaSalle$53,151
Leamington (Kingsville)$139,345
London$9,551,573
Loyalist Township$167,231
Machin$10,616
Meaford$49,976
Midland$114,289
Milton$333,077
Mississauga$15,873,893
Morris-Turnberry (Howick, North Huron and Huron-Kinloss)$59,915
Niagara Falls$1,143,256
Niagara Region$443,344
North Bay$1,164,852
North Perth$19,341
Oakville$2,343,559
Orangeville$277,254
Orillia$340,683
Ottawa$36,771,551
Owen Sound$274,841
Parry Sound$38,330
Peel$732,175
Pembroke (Laurentian Valley)$115,120
Perth East$79,304
Peterborough City$1,490,399
Peterborough County$44,684
Point Edward$24,392
Port Colborne$96,302
Port Hope, Town$149,528
Prince Edward County$66,094
Quinte West (Brighton)$442,525
Renfrew (Horton, Admaston/Bromley and Whitewater)$185,233
Sarnia$928,453
Sault Ste Marie$1,165,205
Schrieber (Terrace Bay)$24,727
St Catharines$2,599,959
St Marys (Perth South, Thames Centre and Zorra)$59,791
St Thomas$437,414
Stratford$459,429
Sudbury (Greater)$2,767,697
Temiskaming Shores (Cobalt)$99,203
Thorold$252,780
Thunder Bay$1,912,687
Timmins$637,943
Toronto$164,068,790
Trent Hills$66,011
Wasaga Beach$79,800
Waterloo Region$8,756,641
Wawa (was Michipicoten)$6,434
Welland$566,524
West Elgin (South West Middlesex, Newbury and Dawn-Euphemia)$29,209
West Perth (was Mitchell)$45,932
Windsor$3,830,221
Woodstock$394,793
York Region$14,067,319

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