Editor's Note: This story has been updated to correct the amount of funding allocated to the City of Timmins.
Timmins is receiving over $2.9 million from the province.
The cash is from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), according to a news release from MPP George Pirie's office. The funding is to help municipalities build and repair critical infrastructure —including roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.
This year's funding is on par with its 2022 allotment, which was also $2.9 million. In 2021 and 2020, $905,873 was received each year.
For 2023, Ontario is handing out $400 million to municipalities through the fund. The allocations are based on a formula that the province says "recognizes the different needs and economic conditions of communities".
Municipalities can accumulate OCIF funding for up to five years for larger infrastructure projects.