Better wastewater and water infrastructure
for Vaughan residents
May 24, 2017—The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.
Over $5 million is being invested in Vaughan for improvements to water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. These projects are essential to keeping our waterways clean and our communities healthy and livable.
Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Housing, Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Ontario Minister of Infrastructure, and Wayne Emmerson, York Region Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, today announced that 29 new projects in York Region have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $23.2 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $11.6 million of total eligible costs, and the Regional Municipality of York will provide the balance of funding.
This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund.
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Budget 2017 proposes $21.9 billion for investments for green infrastructure. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
The Government of Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges, and water and wastewater infrastructure in the province’s history – more than $190 billion in public infrastructure over 13 years, starting in 2014–15. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.