Province funding local priorities

Municipalities now can apply for a share of new provincial funding to fix roads, bridges, community centres, and other public facilities.
The provincial government’s $300-million Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative will help communities restore and revitalize public infrastructure.
This could result in safer local roads and bridges, cleaner, safer water, better waste management systems, upgraded sports, recreation, and community centres, and more to provide both public facilities and services that make Ontario an attractive place to live, work, and invest.
“This additional funding recognizes the significant need for investment in municipal infrastructure,” noted Doug Reycraft, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.
“Investing in municipal infrastructure today will support an improved quality of life for all Ontarians and the future prosperity of our communities and our province,” he continued.
All applications will be evaluated to ensure projects meet provincial priorities and have a positive impact on the local community.
The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 15.
Application forms and program guidelines are available at www.infrastructureontario.ca