York Region announces $4.7B in capital spending over 10 years

By ReNew Canada 08:34AM April 21, 2017



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The Regional Municipality of York has announced that it will invest a total of $4.7 billion in capital projects over the next decade.

York Regional Council received updates on roads, transit, water and wastewater infrastructure investments needed to provide accessible travel options, safe and reliable water and wastewater services, and support growing communities.

“York Region continues to plan and invest in the future of our communities,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “Building and maintaining our road network, ensuring ease of travel and safeguarding our water and forests allows our communities to grow in an efficient way.”

York Region has 10-year capital plan to ensure infrastructure is in place and maintained for current needs and future growth. The 10-year Roads and Transit Capital Plan will invest $2.3 billion for projects, including:

  • Highway 404 crossing, new road and bridge over Highway 404 north of Highway 7 and northbound off-ramp extension in the City of Markham and Town of Richmond Hill;
  • Major Mackenzie Drive widening from Highway 50 to Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan;
  • Leslie Street and St. John’s Sideroad widening in the Towns of Aurora and Newmarket.

The 10-year Water and Wastewater Capital Plan will invest $2.4 billion with over 140 projects in progress, including:

  • Upper York Sewage Solution project including adding a second pipeline that moves wastewater, which is critical to serve  the Towns of Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury and accommodate their future growth;
  • Continued investments in Duffin Creek Plant, Peel Region and the City of Toronto to meet York Region’s long-term servicing requirements;
  • New sanitary sewers and water connections to service the Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Regional Centre.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

Photo courtesy, Andrevruas.

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