The City is the recipient of funding from Federal and Provincial funding partners, through various stimulus funds including:
- Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF)
- Clean Water Wastewater Fund (CWWF) and
- Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (C1P 150)
Together with federal and provincial funding partners, the City will be delivering over $400 million in infrastructure projects by 2019.
Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF)
- The Government of Canada will contribute up to 50% funding for eligible project costs through PTIF. The Government of Ontario will also contribute funding for eligible project costs on identified projects, through PTIF.
- Goals of the PTIF program are to shorten commute times, cut air pollution, strengthen communities and stimulate growth to Canada's economy.
- Funding under PTIF will be provided to support the rehabilitation of public transit systems (including O-Train Trillium Line); the planning of future system improvements and expansions; enhanced asset management; and system optimization and modernization.
- The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund will accelerate and support the City’s investments in the O-Train Confederation Line, in Stage 2 LRT and in city-wide cycling and pedestrian initiatives that will enhance connectivity to our transit system.
- These new dollars will allow us to improve transit infrastructure across our City – from new covered bicycle shelters across our rapid transit network – to the acquisition of 17 new high-capacity buses that will allow us to provide better transit service to the fast growing areas of the City.
- In the rural area, we will improve bus stops at various locations to enhance waiting conditions and improve cycling connectivity and safety throughout the rural community. We collaborated with Provincial and Federal governments to achieve significant progress for Ottawa residents. Our economy, environment, and every corner of Ottawa will benefit from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
Clean Water Wastewater Fund (CWWF)
- Funded through investments from both the Federal and Provincial governments, the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) provides the City of Ottawa with the opportunity to accelerate short –term investments to support the rehabilitation and modernization of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, including the planning and design of future projects.
- Money from CWWF is provided through federal infrastructure funding, but managed through Infrastructure Ontario. The Province is also cost-matching for the funding project, up to a maximum of 25 per cent of the total eligible cost.
- This contribution, while advancing infrastructure investments, supports the delivery of services with the outward focus on community benefit and an inward focus on efficiency and affordability.
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)
- The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is a $150-million federal government funding program that invests in projects that involve renovating, expanding, and improving community infrastructure across the nation. It’s part of Canada 150 Celebrates, marking and celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.
- The CIP 150 initiative is intended to enhance parks and recreation facilities to provide community space for Canada 150 celebrations, as well as build a long term legacy for fostering community involvement and sustainability.