07/23/2012

The 2008 Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review (PMFSDR) estimated that an additional $60 billion over ten years is required to maintain and upgrade municipal infrastructure and to pay for new systems needed to accommodate growth.

Investment in municipal infrastructure is critical to the economic prosperity and quality of life of communities in the province. The 2008 Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review (PMFSDR) estimated that an additional $60 billion over ten years is required to maintain and upgrade municipal infrastructure and to pay for new systems needed to accommodate growth. Municipal roads and bridges account for nearly half of this infrastructure investment gap.

As recommended in the PMFSDR, the Government of Ontario, AMO and City of Toronto initiated a joint Provincial-Municipal Roads and Bridges Review to consider the long-term sustainability of municipal roads and bridge infrastructure, including Connecting Links. The session at the 2011 AMO Annual Conference provided an overview of that analysis and offered an opportunity for feedback for consideration in the final report.