The Ontario government is providing $12,597,090 to help renew and rehabilitate local infrastructure across Parry Sound-Muskoka. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and is part of the government’s overall investment of $400 million in 2023.
“Our government is investing historic amounts into Parry Sound-Muskoka’s community infrastructure,” said MPP Graydon Smith, Parry Sound-Muskoka. “These dollars will have a meaningful impact for residents of our communities as they enable key projects to be built or upgraded, thereby enhancing quality of life and creating jobs and economic opportunity.”
OCIF provides funding to eligible communities every year to help them address critical infrastructure needs, including road, bridge, water and wastewater projects. Municipalities across Parry Sound-Muskoka will be receiving the following amounts.
|Burk’s Falls||$ 237,961|
|Georgian Bay||$ 140,278|
|Lake of Bays||$ 174,976|
|Muskoka District||$ 5,101,578|
|Muskoka Lakes||$ 598,223|
|Parry Sound||$ 1,661,003|
|South River||$ 115,000|
|The Archipelago||$ 212,779|
“Ontario’s small, rural and northern communities are essential to the growth and prosperity of the province,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “Our government is continuing to provide stable funding to meet local infrastructure needs and provide support in response to pressures from inflation. By supporting key community infrastructure projects, we are helping to grow and build safer, more resilient communities for generations to come.”
In December 2021, the Ontario government announced an additional $1 billion for critical infrastructure projects that support economic growth and job creation in small, rural and northern communities, bringing the government’s total investment to nearly $2 billion dollars over five years.
“Armour Township is grateful for the generous funding that we have received over the years through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, and thanks to the province, this will continue into 2023. Armour invests this funding in critical infrastructure such as bridges and other capital roads projects. Through our partnership with the provincial government and wise investment by our staff, we are able to maintain a high standard for the infrastructure in our community and maximize the investment of all of our stakeholders, most notably our taxpayers.”
– Mayor Rod Ward, Township of Armour