Funding partners

We partner with other levels of government to build infrastructure in Waterloo. Learn more about current projects receiving federal and provincial funds.

The Canada Community Building Fund

A building and roads icon indicating federal funding for infrastructure

  • the Gas Tax Fund has been renamed the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF)
  • permanent source of funds for municipalities to pay for
    local infrastructure projects
  • municipalities can pool, bank and borrow against this
    funding, providing financial flexibility

 Project Category Federal contribution City contribution

Funding

Year

Waterloo Park Improvements – North Shore Silver Lake Recreation - social infrastructure $1.15 million $5.9 million 2021 top-up
Roof replacement at RIM Park and Albert McCormick Community Centre Recreation - social infrastructure $0.5 million $0.6 million 2021/2022
Mackay Crescent - Weber Street to Alvin Street Highways and roads - general infrastructure for local $0.9 million $2.1 million  2021/2022
Longfellow Drive - Westmount Road to Shakespeare Drive Highways and roads - general infrastructure for local $0.9 million $1.9 million 2021/2022
Alexandra Ave - Lourdes Street to Westmount Road Highways and roads - general infrastructure for local $1.2 million $2.2 million  2021/2022
Roosevelt Ave - Warrington Drive to Erb Street Highways and roads - general infrastructure for local $1.7 million $2.4 million 2020/2021
Royal Street - Weber Street to Margaret Avenue

Highways and roads - general infrastructure for local

$1.5 million $3.1 million  2020/2021
Larch Street - Balsam to Hickory Street Highways and roads - general infrastructure for local $0.5 million $1.8 million 2020
East Side Branch Library

Recreation - social infrastructure

$1.5 million $8.9 million 2019
Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) Expansion

Recreation - social infrastructure

$5.9 million $22.4 million 2019

The COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream

  • to build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities
  • reinforces the commitment of both the federal and provincial governments to protect the health and well-being of individuals and families during the pandemic
ProjectCategoryFederal contributionProvincial contributionFunding Year
Accessibility Improvement of Button Factory Recreation - social infrastructure 0.62 million $0.15 million 2021

Community Multi-Use Path - Laurelwood Drive - Creekside
Drive to Old Oak Park

General infrastructure $0.11 million $0.03 million 2021
Tree Planting City of Waterloo Parks and Woodlots Green infrastructure $0.10 million $0.03 million 2021

The Community Building Fund – capital stream

The fund will help strengthen communities by supporting the repair, renovation or retrofitting of existing sport and recreation facilities to address either:

  • local community need by extending the life and maximizing the use of existing facilities (examples are playgrounds and splashpads) or
  • COVID-19 related public health requirements now that support future preparedness
ProjectCategoryProvincial contributionCity contributionFunding Year
Renovating the existing play area in Waterloo Park to a fully accessible playground Recreation - social infrastructure $0.38 million $0.1 million 2022