Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal recently announced the provincial government will provide small, rural and northern municipalities with an annual $100 million infrastructure fund. The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund will supply cash for essential road, bridge, water and wastewater projects.
The Ontario government will allocate half of the funding annually and distribute the other half through an application-based process. The funds are available to municipalities with less than 100,000 people according to the 2011 census. Grants are expected to be awarded in early 2015.