Ontario is boosting support for Brampton, providing them with reliable, long-term funding to
improve and expand local transit and offer more travel options for commuters and families.
Starting in 2019, Ontario will increase funding for Brampton and other municipal transit
systems across the province through an enhancement to the existing gas tax program, doubling
the municipal share from two cents per litre to four cents by 2021. There will be no increase in
the tax that people in Ontario pay on gasoline as a result of the enhancement to the program.
Brampton, which has received an average of about $10 million per year in gas tax funding,
could see its funding increased to an estimated $12.5 million in 2019/20, $15 million in 2020/21
and to $20 million in 2021/22.
Brampton is able to use gas tax funding to make major infrastructure upgrades, buy additional
transit vehicles, add more routes, extend hours of service, implement fare strategies and
Supporting stronger public transit systems is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy
and help people in their everyday lives.
“This is great news for commuters and families in Brampton. Increasing gas tax funding will help
improve service, get more people on public transit and tackle congestion.”
- Harinder Malhi, MPP, Brampton-Springdale
“We’ve heard loud and clear from municipalities that they need more sustainable funding for
public transit to keep up with the demand to provide more service. By modernizing Ontario’s
gas tax program we are helping municipalities improve their local transit service so people can
easily get where they need to be.”
— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
Funding will increase to 2.5 cents per litre in 2019–20, 3 cents in 2020–21 and 4 cents in
This year the province committed $334.5 million in gas tax funding to 99 municipalities. This
amount is expected to increase to about $401.3 million in 2019–20, $481.5 million in 2020–21,
$642 million in 2021–22.
Ontario made gas tax program funding permanent in 2013 to provide a stable source for
municipal transit investments.
One bus takes up to 40 vehicles off the road, and keeps 25 tonnes of greenhouse gas
emissions out of the atmosphere each year.
Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts
GDP by $114 million, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
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