Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure can help to 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.
Gas Tax Fund (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.