In today’s update, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that the Ontario government, in partnership with the federal government, is providing up to $4 billion in one-time assistance to Ontario’s 444 municipalities. Municipalities will be provided with up to $1.6 billion as part of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement.
This funding will help municipalities deliver public services such as public transit and shelters.
Through the Safe Restart Agreement with the federal government, $695 million will help municipalities address operating pressures related to the COVID-19 pandemic through the first round of emergency funding and over $660 million will support transit systems.
The province is also providing an additional $212 million through the Social Services Relief Fund to help vulnerable people find shelter.