Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Town of Minto

Town of Minto
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

July 06, 2015 14:00 ET

Minto to Receive Funding for Drinking Water System Upgrades

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund

MINTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 6, 2015) - Residents of Minto will benefit from upgrades to the drinking water system on Elora Street thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.

This project will see the complete reconstruction of Elora Street, including replacing aging water pipes and stormwater sewers and associated roadwork. This initiative will help reduce the risk of further breakage while helping to ensure a healthy and safe drinking water supply to residents.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada and Ontario will each provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $507,304 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
  • The Province of Ontario will contribute up to $507,304 to this project.
  • The town of Minto will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.


"We are pleased to invest in projects like upgrades to Minto's drinking water system that will benefit our community by improving much needed local infrastructure.Our Government's commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario's residents while helping job creation and economic growth."

Gary Schellenberger, Member of Parliament for Perth - Wellington on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"This investment will ensure that the residents of Minto will have safe, clean drinking water for years to come. It's part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history, which will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province."

Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier, President of the Treasury Board and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

"Elora Street reconstruction upgrades essential services, creating a positive environment for business to prosper on main street Harriston, a key urban focal point in Minto. By investing in Elora Street, the Federal, Provincial, County and local governments are working together with the private sector to support a destination for visitors, rural and local residents, and enhance a vital regional transportation link."

George Bridge, Mayor of Minto, Warden of Wellington County

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, 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

    Andrew Forgione
    Office of the Minister of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure

    Bill White
    C.A.O. Clerk
    Town of Minto
    519-338-2511 ext 222
    519-323-7602 cell /

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

    Brigitte Marleau
    Communications Branch
    Ontario Ministry of Economic Development,
    Employment and Infrastructure