Ontario opens Community Infrastructure Fund
By Andrew Macklin
Ontario is inviting small, rural and Northern municipalities to apply for infrastructure funding to build and repair critical infrastructure, like roads and bridges, under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund.
To be eligible for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, municipalities must have a population of less than 100,000 as of the 2011 census or be located in northern or rural Ontario.
Eligible municipalities will have access to $100 million per year to revitalize core infrastructure and support asset management planning.
The province approved 78 projects under the first intake of the fund, and expressions of interest for the second intake will be accepted from July 28, 2015 to September 11, 2015.
This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history – more than $130 billion over 10 years, which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals.