Each year, the City of Pickering actively seeks out, applies for, and receives funding from both the Provincial and Federal Government, among other sources, that assists with the cost of providing a broad and diverse array of municipal services, programs, events, and critical infrastructure investments.

Participating in available grant programs helps to strengthen ties with the senior levels of government, and enables the City of Pickering to enhance its service provision while remaining fiscally responsible to residents and businesses.


Project amount approved, funded by grants Project/Program Funded

The below grants are applied to capital infrastructure designated and/or appropriate for the grants

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) $450,000 Pickering Museum Conservation Barn. Funds received in 2018 $380,000  
Canada Infrastructure Program (CIP150) $66,000 City Hall Accessibility Upgrade. Funded $4,503 in 2017 and $61,497 in 2018.  
Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (Ontario) CWWF $675,000 Reconstruction of Abbot Crescent Stormwater Pond. Federal portion $450,000, provincial portion $225,000.  
Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program (EHVIP) $21,000 One Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and One Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Electric Vehicle
Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program (WEVCIP) $22,500 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Federal Gas Tax Funds (FGT) 2018: $3,262,246

Kinsmen Park Baseball Lighting Replacement LED, Asset Management Plan, Facility Condition Assessment Plan, GAL Lighting Replacement, Rossland Road Reconstruction, sidewalks rehabilitation, energy efficient projects, roads asphalt resurfacing project.

Streetlight LED Installation  Brookshire Road Resurfacing


Investing in Canada

Capacity Building Projects Currently in Progress:

Recreation Projects Currently in Progress


Investing in Canada - Green Infrastructure

Community Energy Systems Projects Currently in Progress

Invest in Ontario (IOA)

2016: $159,000

2015: $40,000

In 2019, balance of funds remaining from IOA grant will be used to purchase a culvert steamer.

In 2018 and 2017 did not undertake any projects. 

2016: Outfront Mowers/Zero Turn Movers Replacement, Air Conditional Recovery & Charging Unit for vehicles, Museum-Conservation Barn Reconstruction-Design only, Parks Central Control Irrigation System.

2015: Kittley Av Culvert-Inlet Channel Improvements.

 A street sweeper vehicle
Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF)

In 2019, contribution will be increased to $870,932

In 2018, the contribution was increased to $554,998

In 2017, the grant was revised and increased to $390,315.

The City received $198,740 per year in 2015 and 2016.

Project to undertake for funds received in 2019 will be determined in the 2020 Budget.

In the 2018 budget, the grant was directed to Altona Bridge replacement construction. Estimated project cost of $1.1m funded as follows: OCIF Grant $610,000 and debt financing $490,000. Construction expected to proceed in 2019.

In 2017, the grant contributed to the Strouds Lane - Rosebank Rd. to Amberlea Rd. asphalt resurfacing project. Project cost of $335,510 fully funded by OCIF Grant.

In 2016, the grant contributed to the Glenanna Road-Asphalt Resurfacing project.

Project cost of $328,082 funded as follows: FGT $129,342 and OCIF Grant $198,740. 

In 2015, the grant contributed to the Fieldlight Boulevard-Asphalt Resurfacing project (Glenanna Road to Rosefield Road).

Project cost of $201,203. Funded as follows:
OCIF Grant - $198,948 (includes interest earned)
Roads & Bridges Reserve Fund (City's share) - $2,255.

Fieldlight Asphalt Resurfacing


Strouds Lane


Altona Bridge

Swim Drink Fish Canada $200,000 Funds designated for:
1. Native trees, shrubs, & perennials - completed in 2018.
2. Shoreline restoration, and Community stewardship program - 2019 project.

The below grants are applied to operating costs such as staffing, programs, and events

Elderly Persons Grant

$42,700 x 2 facilities

This grant supports the City of Pickering Seniors Programs and Activities. a man and woman admiring the lakefront view

Older Adults Centre Association of Ontario Grant (OACAO) 


For Annual Seniors Fair  
New Horizons Seniors Grant


Speakers Bureau and Barbecue - events for seniors.  
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport


This grant supports the Pickering Museum Village. Pickering Museum Village

Canada Summer Jobs


These grants support Summer Camp Director, Assistant Director, and Special Needs Counsellor. Camp staff uniform

Audit & Accountability Fund


The City of Pickering was successful in obtaining grant funding from the Province's Audit & Accountability Fund and hired Deloitte LLP to conduct a review of the following three items: provision of Public Wi-Fi, building permit process and fleet management system. View the Report

Updated December 18, 2019