(WINDSOR, ON) – The governments of Canada and Ontario are working to make long-term infrastructure investments to create economic growth, build inclusive communities, and support a low carbon, green economy.

On March 14, Amarjeet Sohi, the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced the signing of a bilateral agreement which will provide more than $11.8 billion through the Investing in Canada plan over the next decade in federal funding dedicated to infrastructure projects.

Under the public transit stream, Windsor will receive more about $105 million in combined funding to build new urban transit networks and service extensions. Other local municipalities will receive total funding of $3.6 million for Chatham-Kent, $51,722 for LaSalle, $470,000 for Leamington, and $464,000 for Tecumseh.

“Efficient and sustainable public transit plays an important role in keeping our communities among the best places in the world to live, while contributing to clean economic growth,” said Sohi. “By working with our provincial and municipal partners, we will deliver real support through transformative projects that will benefit the residents of Windsor.”

The projects supported through this agreement will have a total value of over $31 billion, including $10 billion committed by the Ontario government. These projects will be cost-shared with the Ontario government, municipalities, and other partners.

“Every dollar we invest in infrastructure is an investment in quality of life and our job-creating economy,” said Chiarelli. “We are pleased join the federal government in building the public transit, green, recreation, and other infrastructure the people of Ontario need and deserve. The $10 billion we are committing to Phase 2 of the Investing in Canada Plan will be derived in part from Ontario’s unprecedented investment of $190 billion in public infrastructure over thirteen years.”

Under the first phase of the plan, Infrastructure Canada has approved nearly 3,500 projects across Canada worth a combined investment of more than $8.4 billion, including more than 2,000 projects worth more than $1.6 billion in Ontario.

Through this agreement, the governments will be making investments in public transit, green infrastructure, and recreational and cultural infrastructure.

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