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  • September 08, 2015

Supporting the Infrastructure Needs of Rural Communities

Ontario Government Building Stronger Communities in Asphodel-Norwood


August 31st, 2015


Ontario is providing the Township of Asphodel-Norwood with $1.52M to replace and upgrade water and storm sewer mains and help reduce area flooding in septic systems.


The province approved 78 projects through the application-based component of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) which will help communities maintain, repair, expand or update vital infrastructure such as bridges, roadways, water mains and sewage treatment systems.


Supporting small, rural and northern communities is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, revitalizing public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.



“Roads, bridges and water infrastructure are essential to rural communities across the province. By partnering with communities like Norwood and investing in these projects, our government is committed to ensuring municipalities have the tools they need to build and maintain critical infrastructure.”

—  Jeff Leal, MPP


“Once again we see the partnership between different levels of Government working as a team to help meet the needs of those who otherwise could not move ahead in today’s economy.”

-       Terry Low, Mayor Asphodel-Norwood




  • The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund provides $100 million per year in funding for critical road, bridge, water and wastewater projects. $50 million is available per year in fair and transparent formula-based funding and another $50 million per year in application-based funding.
  • OCIF is part of Moving Ontario Forward, Ontario’s bold plan to invest in public infrastructure. The province is making an unprecedented $130 billion investment in public infrastructure over the next ten years. This will support more than 110,000 jobs on average each year in construction and related industries.
  • Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund  


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