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Every Ontario community to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer

First of two installments delivered to support local infrastructure priorities

OTTAWAAug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ – Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth.

In July, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $391 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Ontario. In total, Ontario’s municipal governments will be provided with over $782.1 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario with the exception of the Toronto allocation that flows directly to the City of Toronto, is now available to support community infrastructure projects.

GTF funding supports hundreds of local infrastructure projects across Ontario each year. A portion of the annual provincial allocation is also used by the province to maintain rural roads in northern Ontario on behalf of local roads boards.

Some examples of the projects being funded this year include transit fleet replacement and state of good repair in Toronto, upgrades to recreational facilities in Brampton, the purchase of transit buses in Barrie, and major road reconstruction in Sault Ste. Marie. Other communities will use the funding to improve and repair their local roads and bridges, among other projects. The Province of Ontario will use a portion of the annual allocation to maintain rural access roads in unincorporated areas of northern Ontario. The range of planned projects helps demonstrate the flexibility that the GTF provides.

The two Gas Tax Fund installments for this year are in addition to funds flowing to Ontario under the Investing in Canada Plan.

Quotes

“Through the federal Gas Tax Fund, communities across Ontario and the rest of Canada can direct federal funding to the infrastructure projects that address the most pressing needs of local residents and businesses, from improving drinking water to building new recreational facilities. The Government of Canada is proud to deliver this predictable, long-term funding to help ensure access to good middle class jobs, increased mobility, greater economic opportunities, sustainable communities and a high quality of life for all Canadians.”

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi,
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“The Gas Tax Fund benefits Ontario municipalities by allowing local communities to decide where and how to invest resources for their most pressing needs. Constructing and improving infrastructure across the province will create jobs, enhance municipal services, and help commuters get to and from work faster – allowing them to spend more time with their families.”

The Honourable Bill Mauro,
Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs

“The federal Gas Tax Fund is a stable source of funding that helps municipal governments maintain, rehabilitate and build the vital local infrastructure that we all rely on, including everything from roads and bridges to wastewater systems to community recreation centres. Investing in local infrastructure plays a major role in growing Canada’s economy, protecting the environment and building strong cities and communities. AMO will administer almost $620 million from the Fund in 2017 alone.”

Lynn Dollin,
President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

“The City of Toronto welcomes this year’s contribution of $160 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund, which is being directed to the TTC to make a much needed investment in our city’s transit system. The funding will be used for TTC fleet replacement and state of good repair so people of Toronto can get around our city easier and faster. The City welcomes continued significant investment from the Government of Canada in our transit and transportation system.”

His Worship John Tory,
Mayor of Toronto

Quick facts

  • Since the program was first introduced in 2005, over $7.9 billion has been provided to Ontariocommunities through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund makes over $2 billion available each year, and through it provides each community across Canada with a permanent, predictable and indexed source of long-term funding. The funding is made available in two annual installments, in July and November.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund offers significant flexibility. Local communities can make strategic investments across 18 different project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and recreational facilities. Communities can use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank the funds for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects or use it to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’srural and northern communities.

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Federal Gas Tax Allocations for Ontario communities in 2017-18

This month, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $391 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Ontario. In total, the province will be provided with over $782.1 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the Association of Municipalities of Ontariowith the exception of the Toronto allocation that flows directly to the City of Toronto, is now available to support community infrastructure projects. A portion of the annual provincial allocation is also used by the province to maintain rural roads in northern Ontario on behalf of local roads boards.

The following table indicates this year’s federal Gas Tax Fund allocation for each of Ontario’s communities.

Location

Federal Funding

14 Mile Island

$1,173

Aberdeen & McMahon

$19,993

Addington Highlands

$76,981

Adelaide-Metcalfe

$92,061

Adjala-Tosorontio

$322,365

Admaston/Bromley

$86,467

Ajax

$3,332,189

Alberton

$52,537

Alfred and Plantagenet

$279,588

Algonquin Highlands

$65,549

Alnwick/Haldimand

$201,178

Amaranth

$120,488

Amherstburg

$655,371

Anima-Nipissing

$2,239

Armour

$83,426

Armstrong

$3,252

Armstrong Lake

$3,252

Armstrong, Township of

$73,941

Arnprior

$246,691

Arran-Elderslie

$207,046

Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh

$169,711

Asphodel-Norwood

$122,859

Assiginack

$58,374

Association of Municipalities of Ontario (Administration)

$2,483,684

Athens

$94,797

Atikokan

$169,467

Aubrey East

$10,236

Augusta

$225,896

Aurora

$1,617,541

Aylmer

$217,413

Baldwin

$33,504

Ballantyne & Pt. Laurier

$15,621

Bancroft

$117,964

Barrie

$8,273,497

Bayham

$212,488

Bears Passage

$2,559

Beauchamp

$17,807

Beaver Bay

$586

Beckwith

$212,397

Belleville

$3,007,118

Bidwell Lake

$1,546

Bigstone

$960

Billings

$30,768

Black River-Matheson

$146,543

Blandford-Blenheim

$223,737

Blind River

$215,802

Blindfold Lake

$2,079

Bluewater

$214,160

Bonfield

$122,586

Bonnechere Valley

$114,407

Bourkes

$12,156

Bracebridge

$468,635

Bradford West Gwillimbury

$853,630

Brampton

$15,928,563

Brant County

$2,167,017

Brantford

$5,694,516

Brethour

$7,844

Brighton

$332,246

Britt

$8,584

Britton

$17,700

Brock

$344,803

Brockton

$286,763

Brockville

$1,329,835

Brooke-Alvinston

$77,467

Brower

$7,197

Bruce Mines

$34,416

Bruce

$1,967,360

Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan

$50,408

Bryce

$7,517

Burk’s Falls

$58,800

Burlington

$5,344,241

Burpee and Mills

$18,728

Burwash-Hendrie

$17,807

Caledon

$1,807,773

Callander

$234,956

Calvin

$34,538

Cambridge

$3,853,543

Cane

$27,297

Carleton Place

$298,225

Carling

$75,886

Carlow/Mayo

$27,120

Cartier

$2,559

Casey

$22,742

Casgrain

$15,035

Casselman

$110,242

Cavan-Monaghan

$261,498

Central Elgin

$387,428

Central Frontenac

$138,517

Central Huron

$230,791

Central Manitoulin

$119,059

Centre Hastings

$138,122

Centre Wellington

$811,552

Chamberlain

$18,059

Champlain

$260,647

Chapleau

$128,666

Chapple

$45,058

Charlton and Dack

$40,801

Chatham-Kent

$6,303,857

Chatsworth

$195,705

Chiniguchi River

$10,076

Chisholm

$76,798

Clarence-Rockland

$704,898

Clarington

$2,570,528

Clearview

$417,557

Clearwater Lake

$3,412

Cobalt

$68,894

Cobourg

$563,037

Cochrane

$324,706

Coleman

$36,301

Collingwood

$584,988

Conmee

$46,456

Coppell/Kendall/Way

$30,763

Cornwall

$2,817,767

Cramahe

$184,639

Crescent Point

$960

Crystal Lake

$3,412

Dance

$7,411

Dawn-Euphemia

$62,296

Dawson

$10,236

Dawson, Township of

$34,234

Dawson/Goldie

$28,523

Deep River

$127,481

Departure Lake

$5,172

Deseronto

$55,790

Devils Lake

$4,052

Devon

$3,892

Devon Landing

$2,506

Dorion

$20,553

Douro-Dummer

$206,894

Downes Lake

$1,013

Driftwood

$8,210

Drummond/North Elmsley

$227,629

Dryden

$463,162

Dubreuilville

$38,612

Dufferin

$1,729,364

Dunning

$15,994

Durham

$18,486,079

Dutton/Dunwich

$117,843

Dysart Et Al

$181,385

Ear Falls

$62,387

East Ferris

$289,803

East Garafraxa

$78,896

East Gwillimbury

$683,251

East Hawkesbury

$101,395

East Luther Grand Valley

$82,879

East Zorra-Tavistock

$207,836

Eby-Grenfell

$18,074

Edwardsburgh/Cardinal

$211,576

Eldee

$640

Elgin

$1,506,660

Elizabethtown-Kitley

$295,641

Elliot Lake

$690,031

Ellsmere

$1,386

Emo

$76,130

Ena Lake

$3,945

Englehart

$92,365

Enniskillen

$89,081

Erin

$327,442

Esher-Como-Healey

$13,915

Espanola

$326,165

Essa

$562,611

Essex, County of

$5,403,254

Essex, Township of

$595,902

Eton

$27,617

Evanturel

$27,484

Faraday

$44,632

Fauquier-Strickland

$32,227

Fenwick Penne & VanK

$19,620

Firehill

$640

Foleyet

$2,559

Forbes

$27,244

Fort Erie

$910,879

Fort Frances

$483,532

Foster-Truman

$13,702

Fournier

$19,033

Fowler

$30,443

Frederickhouse

$14,022

French River

$148,489

Front of Yonge

$83,670

Frontenac Islands

$56,672

Frontenac

$801,884

Galbraith & Morin

$13,382

Gananoque

$315,828

Garden Lake

$5,012

Gaudette & Hodgins

$4,532

Gauthier

$7,479

Georgian Bay

$75,461

Georgian Bluffs

$316,315

Georgina

$1,323,055

Ghost Lake

$2,399

Gillies

$28,761

Goderich

$228,662

Gogama

$9,064

Gordon Lake

$5,331

Gordon/Barrie Island

$31,984

Gore Bay

$51,685

Gorham

$62,432

Goulais Mission

$22,605

Gravenhurst

$366,510

Greater Madawaska

$75,552

Greater Napanee

$471,584

Greater Sudbury

$9,745,680

Greenstone

$287,249

Grey Highlands

$289,438

Grey

$2,814,362

Grimsby

$769,961

Guelph, City of

$7,399,405

Guelph/Eramosa

$376,391

Haldimand

$2,728,747

Haliburton

$517,645

Hallebourg

$13,595

Halton Hills

$1,794,031

Halton

$15,252,335

Hamilton, City of

$31,616,211

Hamilton, Township of

$325,375

Hanlan

$26,764

Hanover

$227,720

Hardwick

$11,303

Harley

$32,775

Harris Lake

$3,839

Harris

$31,802

Hastings Highlands

$126,720

Hastings, County of

$1,212,722

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen

$137,514

Hawk Junction

$2,719

Hawkesbury

$320,784

Head, Clara and Maria

$7,145

Hearst

$309,504

Henwood

$29,163

Hess

$2,986

Hicks Lake

$3,412

Highlands East

$98,780

Hilliard

$12,405

Hilton Beach

$8,817

Hilton

$15,870

Hornepayne

$63,847

Horseshoe Bay

$6,344

Horton

$82,666

Horwood Lake

$7,997

Howick

$117,235

Hudson

$28,944

Hunta

$17,114

Huntsville

$579,363

Huron East

$281,655

Huron Shores

$104,769

Huron, County of

$1,796,828

Huron-Kinloss

$206,438

Ignace

$73,089

Indian/Sand Lake

$8,530

Ingersoll

$369,277

Inglis Lake

$1,280

Ingolf

$1,120

Ingram

$29,163

Innisfil

$995,005

Inwood

$18,873

Iroquois Falls

$279,405

Jacques

$26,871

James

$25,782

Jocelyn

$14,411

Johnson

$45,605

Joly

$17,269

Kabaigon Bay

$2,346

Kapuskasing

$498,369

Kawartha Lakes

$4,451,877

Kearney

$51,138

Kendall Inlet

$2,826

Kenora

$933,256

Kenricia

$2,986

Kerns

$21,829

Kettle Lake

$2,879

Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards

$73,028

Killarney

$30,707

Kincardine

$339,725

King

$604,993

Kingsford

$20,260

Kingston

$7,501,256

Kingsville

$649,473

Kirkland Lake

$516,429

Kitchener

$6,662,949

Kitigan

$1,813

Kukagami

$8,477

La Vallee

$60,077

LaSalle

$870,838

Laclu

$7,038

Laird

$64,272

Lake of Bays

$106,594

Lake of the Woods

$17,999

Lakeshore

$1,050,308

Lambton Shores

$323,976

Lambton

$3,788,936

Lanark Highlands

$155,908

Lanark

$1,723,526

Lang Lake

$1,120

Larder Lake

$41,592

Latchford

$23,532

Laurentian Hills

$85,463

Laurentian Valley

$293,604

Laurier

$20,686

Leamington

$863,542

Leeds and Grenville

$2,068,329

Leeds and the Thousand Islands

$282,050

Lennox and Addington

$1,271,583

Limerick

$10,702

Lincoln

$683,676

London

$22,264,313

Long Lake

$5,651

Lost Channel

$11,143

Lount

$31,722

Loyalist

$493,170

Lucan Biddulph

$131,889

Lybster

$23,405

Lyon

$8,850

Mabella

$586

Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional

$89,021

Machar

$56,124

Machin

$56,854

Madawaska Valley

$130,186

Madoc

$66,796

Magnetawan

$88,412

Malahide

$278,068

Manitouwadge

$127,997

Mapleton

$303,697

Marathon

$203,884

Marion Lake

$1,440

Markham

$9,172,914

Marks

$17,061

Markstay-Warren

$139,672

Marmora and Lake

$123,863

Marquis

$13,329

Marten Lake

$2,026

Matachewan

$24,870

Mattawa

$123,011

Mattawan

$9,851

Mattice-Val Côté

$41,713

McCallum Point

$2,293

McConnell Lake

$533

McDougall

$164,481

McGarry

$36,180

McIntosh

$13,169

McKellar

$69,562

McKenzie Portage

$3,732

McMurrich/Monteith

$47,368

McNab/Braeside

$224,102

Meaford

$337,475

Melancthon

$86,315

Melgund

$19,247

Memesagamesing

$8,477

Merrickville-Wolford

$86,649

Middlesex Centre

$501,257

Middlesex

$2,152,424

Midland

$503,842

Mills & Hardy

$27,031

Milton

$2,564,873

Minaki

$2,559

Minden Hills

$171,930

Mine Center

$1,919

Ministic Lake

$5,598

Minto

$253,380

Miscampbell

$7,677

Mississauga

$21,690,939

Mississippi Mills

$376,543

Mono

$229,422

Montague

$105,894

Moonbeam

$66,948

Moose Factory

$3,146

Moosonee

$104,891

Morley

$28,822

Morris-Turnberry

$103,766

Mountain Bay

$1,973

Mulmur

$103,097

Munroe Point

$693

Muskoka Lakes

$203,914

Muskoka

$1,800,477

Mutrie

$26,444

Nairn and Hyman

$29,005

Neebing

$120,761

Nelles

$14,502

Nellie Lake/Aurora

$1,493

New Tecumseth

$919,210

Newbury

$13,590

Newmarket

$2,431,586

Niagara Falls, City of

$2,523,373

Niagara, Region of

$13,114,292

Niagara-on-the-Lake

$468,209

Nickel Lake Shores

$960

Nipigon

$99,175

Nipissing

$103,614

Norembega

$8,370

Norfolk

$3,841,442

North Algona Wilberforce

$87,348

North Bay

$3,262,323

North Dumfries

$283,783

North Dundas

$341,276

North Frontenac

$56,003

North Glengarry

$311,663

North Grenville

$458,632

North Huron

$148,489

North Kawartha

$69,593

North Middlesex

$202,424

North Perth

$384,023

North Stormont

$205,982

Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands

$164,542

Northern Bruce Peninsula

$113,830

Northern Light Lake

$28,630

Northland Lake

$1,866

Northumberland

$2,482,633

Norwich

$325,953

O’Connor

$41,652

Oakville

$5,549,189

Obonga Lake

$8,530

Oil Springs

$21,404

Oliver Paipoonge

$348,542

Onaping Lake

$2,559

Opasatika

$13,013

Orangeville

$850,529

Orillia

$1,859,824

Oro-Medonte

$610,435

Oshawa

$4,548,529

Otonabee-South Monaghan

$202,485

Ottawa

$53,715,799

Otto

$16,528

Owen Sound

$659,384

Oxford

$3,214,194

Pacaud-Catherine

$23,458

Papineau-Cameron

$59,469

Parry Sound

$376,452

Patterson

$13,809

Patton & Montgomery

$9,170

Peace Tree

$267

Pearson Landing

$3,892

Peel

$39,427,275

Pelee

$10,398

Pelham

$504,632

Pellatt # 2

$12,316

Pembroke

$873,179

Penetanguishene

$277,003

Perch Lake

$1,333

Perry

$140,888

Perth East

$365,690

Perth South

$121,400

Perth, County of

$1,142,278

Perth, Township of

$177,555

Petawawa

$486,086

Peterborough, City of

$4,785,340

Peterborough, County of

$1,668,223

Petrolia

$168,069

Phelps

$26,657

Pickerel Lake

$5,331

Pickering

$2,697,401

Pickle Lake

$25,843

Pine Ridge

$853

Plummer Additional

$39,524

Plympton-Wyoming

$230,335

Point Edward

$61,840

Polly Lake

$1,866

Port Colborne

$560,148

Port Hope

$492,957

Portage Bay

$2,399

Powassan

$205,404

Pratt

$5,705

Prescott and Russell

$2,595,854

Prescott

$260,494

Prince Edward County

$1,535,847

Prince

$62,691

Pringle

$23,299

Puslinch

$213,704

Quinte West

$2,619,903

Rainy River

$51,199

Ramara

$281,990

Red Deer Village

$3,945

Red Lake

$283,966

Red Pine Ridge

$3,039

Red Rock

$5,012

Red Rock, Township of

$57,280

Redditt

$3,412

Reef Point

$6,878

Renfrew, County of

$2,630,909

Renfrew, Town of

$249,853

Richmond Hill

$5,641,037

Rideau Lakes

$310,325

Robillard

$29,590

Robinson

$20,260

Rock Lake

$4,265

Rossmere Bay

$1,546

Rossport

$427

Rowell

$17,167

Rugby

$9,064

Rush Bay-Woodchuk

$24,525

Russell

$463,557

Ryerson

$38,551

Sables-Spanish Rivers

$186,978

Sarnia

$2,200,157

Saugeen Shores

$384,935

Sault Ste. Marie

$4,569,051

Savant Lake

$2,399

Savard

$39,613

Schreiber

$68,468

Scugog

$655,766

Secord

$6,718

Seguin

$242,496

Selwyn

$512,172

Severn

$376,300

Shebandowan

$1,973

Shelburne

$177,737

Sheraton

$9,490

Sherwood Lake

$4,212

Shuniah

$166,427

Sibley

$13,755

Simcoe

$8,429,648

Sioux Lookout

$306,282

Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls

$43,781

Smiths Falls

$545,920

Smooth Rock Falls

$83,670

South Algonquin

$73,637

South Bruce

$255,782

South Bruce Peninsula

$172,842

South Dundas

$328,172

South Frontenac

$550,693

South Glengarry

$400,167

South Huron

$302,360

South River

$63,786

South Stormont

$383,597

South-West Oxford

$229,362

Southgate

$218,599

Southwatten

$3,519

Southwest Middlesex

$178,163

Southwold

$136,632

Southworth

$19,940

Spanish

$42,321

Spohn

$8,477

Springwater

$554,037

Spruce Lake

$853

St. Catharines

$3,994,978

St. Charles

$77,954

St. Clair

$441,302

St. Joseph

$73,028

St. Marys

$404,666

St. Thomas

$2,304,865

Star Lake

$5,438

Stirling

$14,608

Stirling-Rawdon

$151,347

Stone Mills

$229,848

Storm Bay

$10,290

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

$1,970,856

Strange

$9,703

Stratford

$1,878,066

Strathroy-Caradoc

$637,798

Strong

$81,541

Sultan

$2,879

Sundridge

$59,894

Sunny Slopes

$427

Sunset Lake

$3,785

Sutherland

$10,450

Tannis Lake

$2,133

Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional

$24,079

Tay Valley

$169,376

Tay

$296,005

Tecumseh

$717,819

Tehkummah

$24,687

Temagami

$51,077

Temiskaming Shores

$632,386

Terrace Bay

$89,446

Thames Centre

$395,241

The Archipelago

$34,416

The Blue Mountains

$196,192

The Nation

$354,744

The North Shore

$30,950

Thessalon

$77,771

Thorne

$1,066

Thornloe

$7,479

Thorold

$545,160

Thunder Bay

$6,588,917

Tilden Lake

$2,239

Tilley

$1,173

Tillsonburg

$465,199

Timmins

$2,624,707

Tiny

$341,489

Toronto

$159,811,360

Trent Hills

$383,202

Trent Lakes

$155,208

Trout Lake North

$7,731

Tudor and Cashel

$17,816

Tunis

$7,197

Tweed

$184,152

Tyendinaga

$126,173

Upsala

$16,901

Uxbridge

$627,005

Val Rita-Harty

$49,679

Van Horne

$20,739

Vankoughnet & Aweres

$14,555

Vaughan

$8,765,268

Vixen Lake

$3,412

Wabigoon Redvers W

$19,140

Wabigoon S.E.

$2,399

Wabos

$2,666

Wainfleet

$193,243

Wainwright

$22,925

Wallbridge South

$3,252

War Eagle Lake

$1,440

Ware

$56,727

Warwick

$113,009

Wasaga Beach

$533,181

Watabeag

$39,613

Waterloo, City of

$3,003,227

Waterloo, Region of

$15,417,333

Wawa

$180,899

Welland

$1,539,344

Wellesley

$325,709

Wellington North

$348,937

Wellington

$2,635,105

West Elgin

$156,789

West Grey

$373,534

West Lincoln

$420,689

West Nipissing

$860,349

West Perth

$271,166

West Riverside

$1,120

Westport

$19,093

Wharncliffe

$3,412

Whiskey Lake

$9,437

Whitby

$3,709,857

Whitchurch-Stouffville

$1,144,011

White Pines

$1,226

White River

$36,909

Whitesand Lake

$800

Whitestone

$55,820

Whitewater Region

$210,420

Willisville

$693

Wilmot

$584,440

Wilson & McConkey

$7,571

Windsor

$12,823,516

Wollaston

$21,525

Woodstock

$1,147,842

Woolwich

$703,682

Wyse & Poitras

$1,013

Yellowstone

$746

York

$31,383,657

Zealand 1

$19,300

Zealand 3

$12,369

Zorra

$244,989

 

 

For more information on the Gas Tax Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Ontario, please visit: http://www.amo.on.ca/AMO-Content/Gas-Tax/Canada-s-Gas-Tax-Fund.aspx

Associated links

More on the federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund in Ontariohttps://www.amo.on.ca/AMO-Content/Gas-Tax/Canada-s-Gas-Tax-Fund

The federal Gas Tax Fund in Torontohttp://www.toronto.ca/gastaxworks

Federal infrastructure investments in Ontariohttp://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/on-eng.html

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada’s new $180 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada