Ontario Gives Boost to Municipal Public Transit systems through Gas Tax funding

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Ontario Gives Boost to Municipal Public Transit through Gas Tax funding

Province tops up Gas Tax funding to make up for reduced gas sales during COVID-19 - View Amounts per city below.

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $375.6 million to help 107 municipalities across the province operate and improve local transit. The funding is being delivered through the Gas Tax program and can be used to extend service hours, buy transit vehicles, add routes, improve accessibility or upgrade infrastructure.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how critical public transit is for frontline workers and for Ontarians who depend on these services to get to medical appointments, the grocery store and other important locations,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “Gas Tax funding remains a vital source of long-term transit funding that municipalities can rely on to help operate and expand existing public transit services – ensuring people have access to safe and reliable transportation when they need it.”

Funding for the Gas Tax program is determined by the number of litres of gasoline sold in the province during the previous year. Municipalities that support public transit services in their community receive two cents per litre of provincial Gas Tax revenue collected.

To make up for reduced gas sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Gas Tax program funding includes one-time additional funding of $120.4 million to ensure municipalities can continue to support their transit systems.

“The government’s ongoing responsiveness to public transit’s needs during the pandemic has allowed transit to keep running,” said Kelly Paleczny, Chair of the Ontario Public Transit Association. “Whether transit systems have suffered lower revenue due to lower gas sales or fewer riders, Premier Ford and Minister Mulroney have, since the pandemic’s early days, helped keep service levels high for the more than one million Ontarians who rely on transit every day. The Gas Tax announcement is the latest evidence of their support and we thank them.”

Ontario’s Gas Tax program supports public transit in municipalities across Ontario by providing two cents per litre of provincial Gas Tax to improve and expand transit. To make up for reduced gas sales due to COVID-19, this year’s Gas Tax funding includes one-time additional funding of $120.4 million to ensure municipalities can support their transit systems, for a total of $375.6 million.

View amounts the following 107 municipalities will receive below:

  Municipality 2021-22 Allocation
1 Atikokan $ 23,817
2 Bancroft (Hastings Highlands, Wollaston) $ 78,270
3 Barrie $ 2,269,206
4 Belleville $ 842,922
5 Blind River $ 16,191
6 Bracebridge $ 154,443
7 Bradford West Gwillimbury $ 379,965
8 Brampton $ 15,625,839
9 Brant County $ 280,774
10 Brantford $ 1,493,053
11 Brockville $ 225,812
12 Burlington $ 2,381,115
13 Caledon $ 385,473
14 Chapleau $ 18,693
15 Chatham-Kent $ 983,991
16 Clearview $ 128,858
17 Cobourg $ 214,856
18 Cochrane $ 40,630
19 Collingwood (The Blue Mountains) $ 351,950
20 Cornwall $ 680,358
21 Cramahe (Alnwick/Haldimand, Hamilton Township) $ 89,958
22 Deseronto (Greater Napanee, Hastings County, Tyendinaga) $ 148,417
23 Dryden $ 66,714
24 Durham Region $ 9,369,547
25 Dysart et Al $ 23,618
26 Elliot Lake $ 128,881
27 Espanola $ 45,920
28 Fort Erie $ 286,701
29 Fort Frances $ 71,538
30 Greater Sudbury $ 2,847,834
31 Greenstone $ 23,568
32 Guelph $ 3,247,990
33 Halton Hills $ 572,129
34 Hamilton $ 11,698,988
35 Hanover (Arran-Elderslie, Brockton, Chatsworth, Huron-Kinloss, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, Southgate, West Grey) $ 769,398
36 Hearst $ 45,808
37 Huntsville $ 95,869
38 Ingersoll $ 55,595
39 Innisfil $ 376,471
40 Kapuskasing $ 74,405
41 Kawartha Lakes $ 641,771
42 Kenora $ 142,998
43 Kingston $ 3,262,655
44 Lanark County $ 434,033
45 LaSalle $ 284,859
46 Leamington (Kingsville) $ 231,587
47 London $ 11,147,133
48 Loyalist Township $ 188,448
49 Machin $ 9,374
50 Marmora and Lake (Centre Hastings, Madoc, Stirling-Rawdon, Tweed) $ 198,433
51 Meaford $ 65,797
52 Midland $ 177,285
53 Milton $ 1,315,588
54 Mississauga $ 18,932,146
55 Muskoka $ 89,528
56 New Tecumseth $ 101,447
57 Niagara Falls $ 1,603,144
58 Niagara-on-the-Lake $ 165,301
59 Niagara Region $ 1,141,830
60 Norfolk County $ 244,393
61 North Bay $ 906,919
62 North Grenville $ 60,071
63 North Perth $ 80,089
64 Oakville $ 2,889,087
65 Orangeville $ 289,430
66 Orillia $ 543,912
67 Ottawa $ 38,490,012
68 Owen Sound $ 251,642
69 Parry Sound $ 56,543
70 Peel $ 482,539
71 Pembroke (Laurentian Valley) $ 103,817
72 Penetanguishene $ 89,343
73 Perth East $ 73,121
74 Peterborough City $ 1,913,675
75 Peterborough County $ 41,648
76 Point Edward $ 20,597
77 Port Colborne $ 150,380
78 Port Hope $ 164,477
79 Prince Edward County $ 115,736
80 Quinte West (Brighton) $ 532,608
81 Renfrew (Admaston/Bromley, Bonnechere Valley, Greater Madawaska, Horton, Whitewater Region) $ 249,782
82 Sarnia $ 1,152,561
83 Sault Ste Marie $ 1,222,605
84 Schreiber (Terrace Bay) $ 23,048
85 Simcoe County $ 1,391,871
86 Sioux Lookout $ 50,985
87 St. Catharines $ 2,644,675
88 St. Marys (Perth South, Thames Centre, Zorra) $ 142,538
89 St. Thomas $ 422,877
90 Stratford $ 467,929
91 Tecumseh $ 171,226
92 Temiskaming Shores (Cobalt) $ 136,956
93 Thorold $ 272,810
94 Thunder Bay $ 2,251,850
95 Tillsonburg $ 102,407
96 Timmins $ 661,115
97 Toronto $ 185,139,981
98 Trent Hills $ 41,997
99 Wasaga Beach $ 226,205
100 Waterloo Region $ 11,824,691
101 Wawa $ 25,843
102 Welland $ 670,905
103 West Elgin (Newbury, Southwest Middlesex) $ 35,867
104 West Perth $ 45,658
105 Windsor $ 4,537,529
106 Woodstock $ 537,347
107 York Region

$ 16,995,822

Quick Facts

•             The 107 municipalities receiving funding through the Gas Tax program deliver public transit service to 142 communities representing more than 92 per cent of Ontario’s total population.

•             The provincial and federal governments are providing up to $2.15 billion to support municipal transit systems across the province in response to COVID-19 through the Safe Restart Agreement.

•             Ontario is developing regional plans that will help build a better transportation system across the province. The province has released draft regional transportation plans for Northern Ontario and southwestern Ontario, and planning is underway for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and eastern Ontario.

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