Infrastructure projects in Parry Sound-Muskoka are getting a $12.5 million investment from the province.
The funding is coming through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF). It was announced Wednesday by Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Graydon Smith’s office that 26 municipalities will receive funding.
The Parry Sound District is collectively receiving just over $4.6 million, with the Town of Parry Sound being the biggest earner in the district getting a little over $1.6 million.
Seguin is getting $394,601, Burk’s Falls is getting $237,961, Carling is getting $100,000, Magnetawan is getting $228,395, McDougall is getting $288,216, McKellar is getting $127,075, South River is getting $115,000, Strong is getting $134,490, Sundridge is getting $126,340, The Archipelago is getting $212,779, Whitestone is getting $115,000, Armour is getting $176,046, Joly is getting $100,000, Kearney is getting $176,211, Machar is getting $115,000, McMurrich-Monteith is getting $100,000, Perry is getting $100,000, and Ryerson is getting $100,000.
Bracebridge, Georgian Bay, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Lake of Bays, and Muskoka Lakes are some of the municipalities also receiving funds.
The town’s mayors say the money will be used to help communities address “critical infrastructure needs, including road, bridge, water, and wastewater projects,” according to Smith’s office.
“These dollars will have a meaningful impact for residents of our communities as they enable key projects to be built or upgraded, thereby enhancing the quality of life and creating jobs and economic opportunity,” says Smith.
The funding is part of the province’s $400 million investment that will be paid in 2023.
***With files from Mathew Reisler