Ontario Provides Additional Financial Support To Local Municipalities

Thursday March 4th, 2021

Posted at 12:02pm

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The Ontario government is providing an additional $500 million to help the province’s 444 municipalities address ongoing COVID-19 operating costs. The new financial relief will help ensure the delivery of critical services and keep capital projects on track.

“Our government continues to adapt and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves, and we know our municipal partners are on the front lines of this effort — providing the critical services people depend on every day,” said Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Our municipalities have been clear that they need ongoing operating funding in 2021, and it’s important that we step up and provide more financial relief. At the same time, we need the federal government to join us and provide our municipal partners with the additional support they deserve.”

Here is how the funding breaks down locally:

  • City of Windsor – $8,136,555
  • Amherstburg – $461,468
  • Essex – $441,468
  • Kingsville – $440,684
  • Lakeshore – $721,172
  • LaSalle – $564,261
  • Leamington – $549,262
  • Tecumseh – $449,850
  • County of Essex – $2,418,777

This funding is being allocated based on a combination of a base amount using Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) household data and an amount based on the proportion of provincial COVID-19 cases (from January 1, 2021 to February 18, 2021) in the municipality’s respective Public Health Unit.

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