The province, in partnership with the federal government, is providing municipalities with up to $1.6-billion as part of the first round of emergency funding.
This funding is to help municipalities protect the health and well-being of Ontarians, while continuing to ensure services like public transit and shelters operate safely.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have had the back of our municipalities, which is why we are announcing up to $1.6-billion in critical funding to help strengthen our communities and safely restart our economy,” said Premier Doug Ford at a news conference on Wednesday. “This first round of funding will address the most urgent needs of our communities, ensuring critical services like transit and shelters are there when people need them most.”
The Region of Durham is set to receive more than $22,956,596 with $8,405,396 of that earmarked for transit.