MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy Announces Ontario Community Infrastructure Funding
Province investing more than $1.2 Million for infrastructure projects in Pickering-Uxbridge
January 27, 2021
Pickering, ON – The Ontario government is making another investment in small, rural and northern communities. Through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), Ontario continues to support municipalities as they build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.
This year, Pickering-Uxbridge will receive more than $1.2M across 2 municipalities to address their local community infrastructure needs.
“During these unprecedented times, we are keeping our commitment to support our local municipalities by creating jobs, attracting economic growth and investment, and making our community the best place to live and grow,” said MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water, and wastewater infrastructure in our community and lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery in Pickering-Uxbridge.”
Total investment in communities across Pickering-Uxbridge are as follows:
||OCIF Allocation 2021
|City of Pickering
|Township of Uxbridge
|Total for Riding:
The funding above is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200 million commitment to 424 communities to help them address their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2021.
“By investing in infrastructure projects across the province, we are strengthening and building communities,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “This is part of our ongoing commitment to support small, rural and northern
municipalities across Ontario, providing stable funding needed to build long-term economic resilience.”
- The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund provides stable and predictable funding for communities with populations under 100,000, along with all rural and northern communities.
- Approximately $200 million in funding was allocated to small, rural and northern communities for 2021. Municipalities may accumulate their OCIF funding for up to five years to address larger infrastructure projects.
- Ontario also provides funding to communities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or $10.2 billion spread across four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.
Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients – Datasets – Ontario Data Catalogue