December 18, 2008
Fact Sheet

Major projects in The Regional Municipality of York $1.04 billion 2009 Capital Plan

The 2009 Business Plan and Budget includes gross capital expenditures totalling $1.04 billion.  Elements of the Capital Plan include:
 $398.2 million for Rapid Transit (of which $179.9 million is fully funded by senior levels of government)
 Construction of the TTC Spadina subway and Yonge Street subway extension
 A dedicated bus rapid transit lane for Davis Drive in the Town of Newmarket to support Southlake Regional Health Centre's new Cancer treatment facility
 
 $63 million for York Region Transit (YRT)
 The purchase of 49 new YRT conventional buses (including 18 replacement buses)
 The purchase of six YRT Mobility Plus specialized buses (including four replacement buses)
 Installation of a Disaster Recovery Plan for YRT's Information Technology (IT) infrastructure
 Construction of a transit vehicle garage and bus maintenance facility in the City of Vaughan
 New bus training simulator facility in the City of Vaughan
 
 $270.8 million for Wastewater projects
 Expansion of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (Phase 3)
 Construction in progress for :
o York Durham Sewer System (YDSS) Southeast Collector
 Construction of the YDSS Queensville/Holland Landing sewage treatment plant
 Expansion of the Keswick Water Pollution Control Plant
 
 $109.8 million for Water projects
 Development of water supply projects with Peel Region to meet York Region's future needs
 Construction of a second elavated tank in the Town of Richmond Hill
 Upgrades to the York Region water system for the Township of King, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the City of Vaughan
 Georgina Water Supply (GWS) project expansion for supplying water to the Town of Georgina and the Communities of Mount Albert, Nobleton and Schomberg
 Launch of updated Water for Tomorrow program in York Region
 
 $110.9 million for Roads
 Several road widening projects, including:
o Bathurst Street - Wellington Street to Mulock Drive
o Stouffville Road from Warden Avenue to Highway 48
o York/Durham Line - Steeles Avenue to Highway 7
 Road resurfacing and maintenance work for more than 180 kilometres of lanes in York Region
 Implementation of ITS Strategy and Pedestrian and Cycling Program
 
 $47.1 million for York Regional Police
 A York Regional Police Investigative and Support Services Facility in the Town of Aurora
 Acquisition of 12 new York Regional Police vehicles,103 replacements and one specialized Tactical Support Vehicle
 
 $13.8 million for Information Technology (IT)
 Development of a new Data Centre Disaster Recovery facility
 Implementation of four new technology initiatives for York Region's IT infrastructure
 Purchase and upgrade of IT and telecommunication equipments
 
 $10.3 million for Housing Services
 Construction of an 85-unit seniors' housing project as part of the new Vaughan Civic Centre campus
 Repair and redevelopment of social housing sites owned by Housing York Inc.
 
 $9 million for Property Services
 Implementation of new accommodation projects to manage York Region's growth needs
 Continuation of Energy Conservation projects for York Region buildings
 
 $4.2 million for Solid Waste Management projects
 Construction of a new Source Separated Organics Facility (location to be decided)
 Establishing two new Community Environmental Centres (CEC) for waste management
 York-Durham Residual Waste Management Environmental Assessment
 
 $2.9 million for Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
 Purchase of 13 replacement EMS ambulances and four Paramedic Response Vehicles (PRU)
 Construction of three EMS stations; two in the Town of Georgina and one in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
 
 $1.4 million for Court Services
 Addition of a new courtroom at the Tannery Mall in the Town of Newmarket
 Renovation of court space in Richmond Hill to improve customer service
 Preliminary design work for a consolidated court facility in the Town of Newmarket
 
 $600,000 for Long Term Care Services
 Newmarket Health Centre and Maple Health Centre projects for:
o Operational and Direct Care equipment replacements
o Recreational activity area expansion for clients in wheelchairs with caregivers
 
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Media Contact:           Rohit Jajoo, Corporate Communications, York Region
                                     Phone: (905) 830-4444 / toll-free 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1207
                                     Cell: (905) 251-6415 / Email: Rohit.Jajoo@york.ca

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