Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada

September 04, 2013 23:12 ET

Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs Addresses Transit Funding in Greater Toronto Area

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 4, 2013) - The Government of Canada recognizes the value of efficient and sustainable urban transit, and the role it plays in keeping Canada's cities among the best places in the world to live.

Since 2006, we have committed over $5 billion in direct funding to public transit projects across the country, including close to $1.4 billion in direct contribution funding to transit related projects in the GTA.

Our Government has been a strong partner in important projects in Toronto, by providing funding such as $622 million for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, $250 million for the GO Transit network improvements, $133 million for Union Station revitalization, and much more.

In the years to come, the $53-billion New Building Canada Plan will be the largest and the longest-term, job-creating infrastructure investment in Canadian history and it will continue the Government of Canada's tradition of funding important transit projects.

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Contact Information

  • Marie-Josee Paquette, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
    Minister of the Economic Development Agency
    of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-948-1148 or toll-free 1-877-250-7154