Announcement of Ontario Community Infrastructure Funding

Published on January 27, 2021

Province investing more than $2.7 million for infrastructure projects in Newmarket-Aurora

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, Newmarket and Aurora will receive more than $2.7 million across the two municipalities to address their local community infrastructure needs.

“As your MPP, I am upholding my 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 Christine Elliott, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora. “This funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our community.”

“The government understands the importance of investing in our communities in order to help them grow, live, and prosper," said Michael Parsa, MPP for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill. "If we want to attract economic investment and create jobs in Aurora, we need to continue building and repairing our roads, bridges and other infrastructure. That is why I am very excited to share that Aurora will receive nearly $1.2 million through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. With this investment, we can focus on our local infrastructure needs and continue bringing stability and growth to our Town.”

Total investments in communities across Newmarket and Aurora are as follows:

Municipality

OCIF Allocation 2021

Town of Aurora

$1,196,719

Town of Newmarket

$1,592,136

Total for Riding:

$2,788,855

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.”

QUICK FACTS

  • 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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund recipients - Datasets - Ontario Data Catalogue