Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

September 07, 2016 12:00 ET

More Than $141 Million in Funding Going to Public Infrastructure Projects in Ontario

GREENSTONE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 7, 2016) - Infrastructure investments are vital to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class and building more inclusive and efficient communities where families can work, learn and play.

Today, the Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Michael Gravelle, Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, announced that 35 infrastructure projects in small communities across Ontario will move forward immediately.

This investment of over $141 million includes funding in Greenstone to support the second phase of the Geraldton water line rehabilitation. This project will improve the health and safety of area residents by providing clean drinking water.

The federal and provincial governments are each contributing more than $44 million, and the remainder will be cost-shared by the recipient communities, through the Small Communities Fund, which supports priority infrastructure projects in communities across the country that have less than 100,000 residents.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates Canada's commitment to working closely with Ontario to meet the unique needs of small communities across the province. By offering significant funding for a wide range of infrastructure projects, Canadian communities will benefit from investments that promote sustainable development while helping to grow the middle class. Municipalities know best what their communities need, and those insights are integral to building the Canada of the 21st century."

The Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"These infrastructure investments help promote long-term, sustainable economic growth in Ontario's communities. Thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario, these communities can improve local drinking water, waste management and other critical infrastructure."

The Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Member of Provincial Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

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Complete list of identified projects in Ontario: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1121239

Associated links

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html.

Have your say on infrastructure: infraconsults.ca

Federal infrastructure investments in Ontario: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/index-eng.html.

Small Communities Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web: Infrastructure Canada

Backgrounder

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced funding for 35 projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund (SCF).

The federal and provincial governments have each committed more than $44 million to the projects, which have a total eligible cost of more than $141 million. Recipient communities will be responsible for the remaining project costs.

Project details:

Recipient Project Federal contribution Provincial contribution
Town of Moosonee Water Treatment Plant Repairs / Improvements $201,475 $201,475
City of Temiskaming Shores Temiskaming Shores Infrastructure Upgrades, Phase 1 $2,100,000 $2,100,000
Ignace Township Ignace Water Conservation Project $195,040 $195,040
Municipality of West Elgin West Lorne Sewage System Upgrades $950,516 $950,516
City of Timmins Kraft Creek Bridge Replacement $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Kenora Airport Authority Kenora Airport Authority Inc. Services Consolidation (Terminal Building, CBSA, Operations, FBO) $2,076,667 $2,076,667
City of Welland Edgar-Elgin Sewer Separation & Watermain Replacement Project $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Municipality of Wawa Waste Disposal Site Expansion $475,558 $475,558
Town of Kirkland Lake Swastika Sewer System Upgrade / Swastika Water Pollution Control Plant Decommissioning $2,725,133 $2,725,133
Matachewan Township Matachewan Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Project $515,183 $515,183
Town of Kapuskasing Highway 11 Reconstruction Project - Phase 2 $1,909,682 $1,909,682
Town of Perth Rehabilitation of Craig Street Bridge $196,736 $196,736
Beausoleil First Nation, Christian Island WTP Valve Chamber Modifications & Water Supply Zone 2 Pressure District Development $2,354,167 $2,354,167
Town of Deseronto Upgrade and renewal of the Deseronto Water Treatment Plant $2,448,333 $2,448,333
Town of Collingwood Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement - Cogeneration and Odour Mitigation $939,703 $939,703
Municipality of Greenstone Geraldton Water Line Rehabilitation Phase II $550,000 $550,000
Town of Cobourg Harden St bridge rehabilitation $108,086 $108,086
Town of Tillsonburg 720 m Newell Road Reconstruction - Baldwin Street to Town Limits $349,673 $349,673
Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Port Perry Construction of a piped Water Distribution and piped Wastewater Collection System for the provision of highly essential services $1,200,000 $1,200,000
City of Kawartha Lakes Lindsay Cast Iron Watermain Replacement $2,878,000 $2,878,000
Lac Seul First Nation, Hudson Frenchman's Head Facultative Lagoon and Collection System $1,833,333 $1,833,333
Eagle Lake First Nation, city of Kenora Eagle Lake Watermain Upgrade $610,000 $610,000
Mitaanjigamiing First Nation, For Frances Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $500,000 $500,000
Municipality of Leamington Erie Street South, Conover, Stewart and Forest Sewer Separation Program $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Naotkamegwanning, City of Kenora Water Treatment Plant Upgrades $1,333,333 $1,333,333
Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, Fort Frances Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $500,000 $500,000
Hiawatha First Nation, Campbelltown Water Treatment and Distribution Upgrade $1,800,000 $1,800,000
Wahta Mohawks, Muskoka Lakes Township Water Treatment Infrastructure Upgrades and Construction $1,166,666 $1,166,666
Grassy Narrows First Nation, City of Kenora Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $500,000 $500,000
Municipality of Marmora and Lake Marmora Sewage Forcemain Replacement $236,538 $236,538
Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Brantford Six Nations Master Drainage and Flood Remediation Plan (MDFRP) $250,000 $250,000
Chippew as of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Cape Croker Water Treatment Plant Upgrade $500,000 $500,000
Sagamok Anishnawbek, Sables-Spanish Rivers Township Water Distribution System and water treatment plant up-grades & Wastewater Feasibility Study $166,666 $166,666
North Perth Disaster Mitigation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) $1,628,078 $1,628,078
Lanewood Development Corporation Grand Riverview Brownfield Redevelopment $4,425,027 $4,425,027
Total: $44,123,593 $44,123,593

For more information on the individual projects, please direct your questions to the recipient listed above.

For more information on the Small Communities Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

Contact Information

  • Brook Simpson
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
    613-219-0149
    Brook.Simpson@canada.ca

    Katrina Kim
    Office of the Hon. Bob Chiarelli
    Ontario Minister of Infrastructure
    Province of Ontario
    416-327-7227
    katrina.kim@ontario.ca

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca