November 9, 2020
KINGSTON – The Ontario government announced nearly $2.3 million in combined federal provincial infrastructure funding for the City of Kingston. This funding is through the Local Government sub-stream of the COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream to help build and repair a wide range of infrastructure projects that respond to the impacts of the pandemic, including retrofits and repairs, COVID-19 response infrastructure, active transportation and disaster mitigation.
“This investment is part of the federal government's Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and reinforces the commitment of both the federal and provincial governments to protect the health and well-being of individuals and families during the fight against COVID-19,” said Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure.
The nearly $2.3 million investment for the City of Kingston will support the delivery of much-needed infrastructure projects like long-term care facilities, expand access to healthy and safe education and better the quality of municipal buildings.
As set out by the federal government’s criteria for this stream, all projects must begin construction by September 30, 2021 and be completed by December 31, 2021.
- The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) is a 10-year, $30-billion federal, provincial and municipal program that provides funding to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green; and rural and northern community infrastructure. Ontario is investing $10.2 billion in this program.
- The federal COVID-19 Resilience stream is part of ICIP, developed to respond to the impacts of COVID-19. This ICIP stream, delivered through bilateral agreements with provinces and territories, has been designed to help add flexibilities, expand project eligibility and accelerate approvals.
- The COVID-19 Resilience stream will be 80 per cent cost-shared by the federal government and 20 per cent cost-shared by the Province ― further reinforcing the support being provided to build and renovate health and safety-related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities.
- Ontario Builds project map
• Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the Province continues to protect the people of Ontario from COVID-19.