The Connecting Links Program is Now Open


Program Overview

Connecting links are municipal roads that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to an international or interprovincial border crossing. 77 Ontario municipalities with designated connecting links are eligible for funding.


The Connecting Links program funding covers up to 90% of eligible project costs, to a maximum of $3M and, new for this round, up to $5M for bridge projects. Funding is provided for the design, construction, renewal, rehabilitation and replacement of connecting link infrastructure.

The objectives of the program are to make connecting link investments that:

  • Address critical connecting link improvement needs
  • Extend the life of the asset
  • Are cost effective and appropriate to address the connecting link need
  • Ensure the safe and efficient movement of provincial traffic

Funds can be used for:

  • Environmental Assessment costs
  • Design/Engineering costs
  • Project Management/Contract Administration costs
  • Materials
  • Construction


The deadline for the application submission is November 06, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

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