Government of Canada and Government of Ontario Make Infrastructure Investments in the Town of Shelburne
February 27, 2021

SHELBURNE, ON - Residents of the Town of Shelburne will benefit from joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding for water infrastructure, announced today by Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, David Tilson, at the Town Hall, in Shelburne. This project is just one example of all levels of government committed to stimulating the Ontario economy by reducing red tape, creating jobs for Ontarians.

This project will provide a New Long Term Water Supply Well and Universal Metering System.

The governments of Canada and Ontario will each invest up to $1.3 million in the project. The Town of Shelburne will contribute the balance of the total eligible project cost for a total project cost of $4,167,000.

“Today, our Government is delivering real results for the residents of Shelburne during these difficult economic times by making an important investment in municipal infrastructure that substantially benefit our community,” said Mr. Tilson. “We have actively demonstrated our commitment to improving infrastructure in rural Ontario and across all of Canada through the Building Canada Program, as we know you can’t have a strong and prosperous country without strong and healthy communities.”

"We're creating jobs for families and making our communities stronger by investing in infrastructure in rural Ontario," said Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "This is another example of how the McGuinty government is keeping Ontario moving with targeted investments that matter to people in their everyday lives."

“On behalf of the Town of Shelburne I am excited to receive this grant,” said Mayor, Ed Crewson. “It will ensure that the Town's water supply remains reliable, healthy and that it continues to meet the needs of the community as well as ensure Shelburne's water capacity grows along with its anticipated development.”

This project is one of 289 across the province that will soon break ground thanks to a federal-provincial-municipal investment of more than $1 billion. The governments of Canada and Ontario have taken steps to get shovels in the ground and to flow money faster for targeted infrastructure projects in Ontario Communities for the 2009 and 2010 construction seasons.

The federal and provincial governments understand that infrastructure investments will stimulate the economy, and as a result, nearly 85 per cent of project applications were approved for funding.