Governments Invest $1.7 million in 10 Area Municipalities

June 8, 2021

NIPISSING – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing is pleased to announce that the Ontario and Federal governments are providing $1,675,806.00 for 12 projects in 10 area municipalities. This investment is being made through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, a cost-shared, application-based infrastructure funding opportunity.

“Supporting infrastructure projects, like the ones we’re announcing today, helps to protect families, and our communities – making them stronger, healthier and safer”, said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “Ontario is committed to supporting municipalities in Nipissing with this important funding for local projects during this unprecedented time.”

“Continued investment in infrastructure is critical to the future of our city. This funding will provide residents with additional options for outdoor recreational activities and active transportation, as well as help to address much-needed electrical upgrades at North Bay City Hall,” said Mayor Al McDonald. “I want to thank the federal and provincial governments for their ongoing support and investments in our city.”

“Papineau-Cameron appreciates this funding as its is needed for our fire department and our community. The weather pattern has been shifting with warming trends and we are seeing more and more forest fires,” said Mayor Robert Corriveau. “We thank the Provincial and Federal government for recognizing this need in our small community.”

The following ICIP COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream projects include:

Organization Project Name    Provincial Funding      Federal Funding      Total Eligible cost  
Township of Nipissing Ventilation Upgrade of Community Centre and Office  $                       11,000.00  $                       44,000.00  $                       55,000.00
Township of Papineau-Cameron Municipal Fire Hall Rehabilitation and Upgrade  $                       20,000.00  $                       80,000.00  $                     100,000.00
Municipality of Calvin Roof and Siding Replacement of Public Works Garage  $                       20,000.00  $                       80,000.00  $                     100,000.00
Municipality of East Ferris Repairs to Bow String Trusses at Community
 $                       20,000.00  $                       80,000.00  $                     100,000.00
Municipality of Mattawan Rehabilitation of the Municipal Hall  $                       20,000.00  $                       80,000.00  $                     100,000.00
Town of Mattawa Construction of Turcotte Park Road Sidewalk  $                       20,000.00  $                       80,000.00  $                     100,000.00
Township of Chisholm Public Works Building Safety Retrofit  $                       20,000.00  $                       80,000.00  $                     100,000.00
Municipality of Powassan Remediation of Pines and Love Lake Trails  $                         8,840.00  $                       35,360.00  $                       44,200.00
Municipality of Callander Municipal Pandemic Response – Playground Upgrade  $                       20,000.00  $                       80,000.00  $                     100,000.00
City of North Bay Lindsay Sidewalk, Johnston Sidewalk and Oak Sidewalk  $                      62,298.40  $                     249,193.60  $                     311,492.00
City of North Bay North Bay Waterfront Multi-Use Recreational Courts  $                       61,022.80  $                     244,091.20  $                     305,114.00
City of North Bay North Bay City Hall Repairs Retrofits and Upgrades  $                       52,000.00  $                     208,000.00  $                     260,000.00
 Total    $                     335,161.20    $                  1,675,806.00

Communities across Ontario are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and need immediate assistance to ensure their municipal and community infrastructure is safe and reliable. That is why both levels of government have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and continue to look ahead to see what more can be done in these unprecedented times.

Quick facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
  • Ontario is investing over $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.
  • To support Canadians and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, a COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure stream has been added to the over $33-billion Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to help fund pandemic-resilient infrastructure. Existing program streams have also been adapted to include more eligible project categories.
  • The new COVID-19 Resilience stream will provide up to $1.05 billion in combined federal-provincial funding for infrastructure projects across Ontario, including: up to $700 million for education-related projects; an allocation-based program that will deliver up to $250 million to municipalities to address critical local infrastructure needs and; up to $100 million for long-term care projects. Part of the local government infrastructure funding includes a minimum of $6.5 million in shared federal-provincial funding for Indigenous and off-reserve education projects.


Associated links

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map

Ontario Builds Project Map



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