Media Release

January 26, 2012

York Regional Council approves $1.2 billion in capital projects for the year 2012

NEWMARKET - York Regional Council today approved $1.2 billion gross capital expenditures for 2012 as part of the 2012 Business Plan and Budget. Highlights of new investment in capital projects include:
$332.2 million for Rapid Transit, including:
• Construction of the Spadina Subway Extension into York Region
• Construction of Bus Rapid Transit facilities and terminals
• Preliminary engineering for Yonge Subway Extension
$297.0 million for Wastewater, including:
• Construction of York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) Southeast Collector
• Duffin Creek Wastewater Pollution Control Plant Stage 1 & 2 upgrades and Stage 3 expansion
• Keswick Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) Expansion
$200.0 million for Water, including:
• Construction of Peel Water Supply cost shared works
• Construction of Kennedy Watermain from Milliken Reservoir to Major Mackenzie
• Construction of Toronto Water Supply cost shared works
$132.9 million for Regional Roads, including: 
• Widening of Stouffville Road from Highway 404 to McCowan Road in the Town of Markham
• Widening of Bloomington Road from Bathurst Street to Highway 404 in the Town of Richmond Hill and the Town of Aurora
• Intersection improvement at 16th Avenue and Reesor Road in the Town of Markham
$40.1 million for Housing Services, including:
• Construction of 140 affordable housing units in Town of Richmond Hill
• Construction of 97 affordable housing units in Town of Georgina
• Redevelopment of an existing Housing York Inc site in City of Vaughan
$40.0 million for Waste Management, including:
• Construction of an Energy From Waste facility in Durham Region
• Upgrade of Community Environmental Centre in Town of Geogina
• Design specifications for a Source Separated Organics Facility in Dufferin County
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Media Contact:  Ken Turriff, Corporate Communications, York Region
   1-877-464-9675, ext. 1226 • Cell: 905-251-6415 •

Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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