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Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) – Phase One


The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) – Phase One is a federal program designed to accelerate short term investments while supporting the rehabilitation of transit systems and funding studies to support longer term transit expansion plans.

Through PTIF Phase One, over $1.48 billion is being provided through federal infrastructure funding. The Government of Canada is cost-matching recipient contributions up to 50% of total eligible project costs. On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation will be responsible for the administration of the program in Ontario.


PTIF funding is expected to impact transit ridership and improve the customer experience as follows:

  • Improved mobility/accessibility;
  • Improved customer safety/security;
  • Improved service reliability; and
  • Introduction of new technologies.


PTIF is no longer receiving Program Funding Requests (PFRs).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible recipients include Ontario municipalities that provide public transit services.

Please note that eligible PTIF recipients have received notification from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Program Guidelines

Eligible PTIF recipients have received program guidelines in addition to other supplementary PTIF materials via the Ministry of Transportation.


Electronic mail: PTIF@ontario.ca

By Mail:
Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Program
Municipal Transit Policy Office
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
777 Bay St., 30th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2J8

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Last updated: October 21, 2016