Province Invests in Township Infrastructure through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund

Published on January 26, 2021

Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris announces almost $1.9 Million for infrastructure projects in Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich

NEWS                                                                                                             

January 26, 2021

 

ELMIRA – The Ontario government is making another investment in small, rural and northern communities. Through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), Ontario continues to support municipalities as they build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.

 

This year almost $1.9 million is being invested in Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich to address their local community infrastructure needs.

 

“This funding will help our local municipal partners move forward with their infrastructure priorities like building and repairing roads, bridges, and water infrastructure”, said MPP Mike Harris. “This is part of my commitment to support our local municipalities and make our community the best place to live and grow”.

 

Total investment in communities is as follows:

 

Municipality

OCIF Allocation 2021

Township of Wellesley

 $518,917.00

Township of Wilmot

 $728,765.00

Township of Woolwich

 $630,843.00

Total for Riding:

$1,878,525

 

The funding above is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200 million commitment to 424 communities to help them address their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2021.

 

“By investing in infrastructure projects across the province, we are strengthening and building communities,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “This is part of our ongoing commitment to support small, rural and northern municipalities across Ontario, providing stable funding needed to build long-term economic resilience.”

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund provides stable and predictable funding for communities with populations under 100,000, along with all rural and northern communities.
  • Approximately $200 million in funding was allocated to small, rural and northern communities for 2021. Municipalities may accumulate their OCIF funding for up to five years to address larger infrastructure projects.
  • Ontario also provides funding to communities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or $10.2 billion spread across four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients - Datasets - Ontario Data Catalogue