The Government of Ontario has announced that 11 municipalities across the GTHA can apply for funding to support new transit projects through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Public Transit Stream. These projects, including the five transit projects nominated in Toronto and York Region in May, could unlock up to $12.45 billion in federal and provincial funding.
“People in Ontario count on infrastructure to get to work, shop, and get home to their families,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “Our government’s investments in the GTHA will make public transit infrastructure better, safer, and more accessible.”
The Province will continue to work with the federal government, and ask that it further increase funding towards priority transit projects.
“Combining the resources of the federal and provincial governments helps to deliver on our commitment to a balanced, fiscally-responsible plan for public transit infrastructure projects,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “These projects will reduce congestion and create new transportation capacity throughout the region.”
Applications for funding are now open to 11 municipalities across the GTHA, and will close on October 24, 2019. The eligible municipalities that can apply for funding are Brampton, Burlington, Durham Region, Halton Hills, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Peel Region, Toronto and York Region.
The government has already nominated 15 major transit projects in the City of Toronto, Region of York, and City of London to the federal government for funding approval, as well as 144 road, bridge, air, and marine infrastructure projects under the Rural and Northern stream.