Frenchman's Bay Funding Secure!
Government of Ontario Contributes $3 million to Harbour Entrance Project
PICKERING – The federal and provincial governments announced today that they
will work together with the City of Pickering and the Toronto Region Conservation
Authority to rehabilitate Frenchman’s Bay Harbour Entrance in Pickering.
Frenchman's Bay is home to a number of boating clubs and marinas and has
provided a natural calm water harbour for over a century. This initiative will
replace two breakwaters located at the harbour entrance as well as widen the
entrance to improve user safety and accessibility. Reconstruction will preserve
and enhance ecological conditions, provide new opportunities for public use and
recreation, enhance tourism and strengthen local businesses.
“The Government of Ontario is making targeted investments to strengthen
local infrastructure because it creates jobs, stimulates the economy and builds
stronger communities,” said Tracy MacCharles, MPP for Pickering-Scarborough East.
“This project will result in the creation of a safe harbour while preserving and
enhancing the ecological conditions of this important Pickering landmark and
This initiative has been identified as a priority for funding consideration under the
Provincial-Territorial Base Fund, part of the Building Canada plan.Through this
program, the Government of Canada works with the Government of Ontario to
support infrastructure needs across the Province.
The project also supports Building Together, the Government of Ontario’s long-term
infrastructure plan to repair, rebuild and renew the province’s roads and highways,
bridges, public transit, schools and postsecondary institutions, hospitals and
The total cost of the Frenchman’s Bay Harbour Entrance initiative is estimated at
$9 million. Together, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are
contributing a total of up to $6 million towards the project. Federal funding is
on the initiative meeting all of the relevant requirements under the Provincial-
Territorial Base Fund.
Through Building Together, Ontario plans to invest more than $35 billion over the
next three years to create or preserve over 100,000 jobs on average each year.
Infrastructure investments create high-quality employment, support economic growth
and helps make Ontario’s economy more productive.