Backgrounder: Canada helps protect communities across the Greater Toronto Area from flooding and storms

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada helps protect communities across the Greater Toronto Area from flooding and storms

Four new projects approved in four communities in the City of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of York

Climate change is happening and it is affecting Canadian communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. More and more Canadians realize that natural hazards like floods, wildland fires and winter storms are increasing in frequency and intensity. For many communities, these hazards are significantly affecting critical infrastructure and can result in health and safety risks, interruptions in essential community services and increasingly high costs for recovery and replacement.

The Government of Canada’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) is a 10-year, $2 billion national program designed to help communities better withstand current and future risks of natural hazards.

The following four projects in the Greater Toronto Area have been approved for federal funding totaling $150,388,299 and for municipal funding totaling $252,682,449.

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Municipal Funding

Toronto, City of

Construction of the Midtown Toronto Relief Storm Sewer for Basement Flooding Protection

$37,160,000

$82,840,000

York, Regional Municipality of

York Durham Sewage System Forcemain Twinning Project

$48,000,000

$72,000,000

Markham, Corporation of the City of

City of Markham’s Flood Control Project
(Don Mills Channel, West Thornhill, Thornhill Community Centre)

$48,640,000

$72,960,000

Vaughan, City of

Implementing Vaughan Stormwater Flood Mitigation projects

$16,588,299

$24,882,449

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