Investing in modern infrastructure and transportation networks supports strong communities, jobs and economic growth.
That’s why Ontario is planning to invest more than $130 billion in public infrastructure over the next 10 years, supporting over 110,000 jobs on average each year in construction and related industries.
On August 18, 2014, Ontario launched the new permanent Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund and an intake to identify priority projects for the federal government’s Small Communities Fund.
The new, permanent Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) provides a steady source of predictable, long-term funding.
The $100-million per year fund supports the revitalization and repair of roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure in small, rural and northern communities.
OCIF includes $50 million per year in application-based funding and another $50 million per year in stable, predictable formula-based funding.
Ontario has launched an intake to identify priority municipal projects for the federal government’s Small Communities Fund (SCF). This fund is part of the Building Canada Fund. Through the SCF, Ontario and Canada will each provide $272 million to support projects in municipalities with populations of fewer than 100,000.