Backgrounder: The Governments of Canada and Ontario team up with municipalities to announce new public transit projects 

Backgrounder

In addition to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Bus Purchase and Bus Rebuild project, 15 additional transit projects have been approved under the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) agreement, which will result in better transit for Ontarians. Projects like planning and design work in the City of Burlington and Regional Municipality of Durham as well as active transportation investments in the Lanark County and City of Toronto will help people move around their communities faster and more safely.

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario communities with over $1.48 billion under PTIF, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs. Since 2016, 655 projects in over 83 communities across Ontario have received public transit funding under Phase 1 of the government's long-term plan, helping Ontarians get to work, school and appointments. In addition, $8.34 billion in public transit funding over the next 10 years will deliver results in communities across Ontario.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following 15 projects across Ontario have been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $10 million.

Ultimate Recipient

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Burlington, City of

Business Plan Development Consulting Work

$75,000

March 31, 2018

Durham, Regional Municipality of

Design and Utility Investigations for Advancing Highway 2 Bus Rapid Transit

$831,000

January 1, 2018

Durham, Regional Municipality of

Durham Region Transit Fleet Procurement – 4 New Buses

$1,201,266

January 1, 2018

Lanark, County of

Resurfacing of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail

$39,370

Project completed

Lanark, County of

Bridge Repairs

$34,867

Project completed

Toronto, City of

Surface Transit Operational Improvement Studies – Phase 1

$118,125

October 1, 2017

Toronto, City of

Glen Road Pedestrian Bridge

$240,000

March 1, 2018

Toronto, City of

Installation of Cycling Facilities on Woodbine Avenue

$250,000

January 16, 2016

Toronto, City of

Emery Village Road 2A

$265,000

March 1, 2018

Toronto, City of

Bentway Improvements

$490,000

June 1, 2017

Toronto, City of

Finch West TMP/Goods Movement Strategy

$600,000

October 1, 2017

Toronto, City of

Installation of Cycling Facilities on Lakeshore Boulevard West

$600,000

October 1, 2017

Toronto, City of

King Street Pilot Implementation

$750,000

January 1, 2017

Toronto, City of

Living Yonge

$1,745,934

September 1, 2018

Toronto, City of

Toronto 360 Wayfinding

$2,950,000

January 17, 2017


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