Canada’s municipalities own and operate the majority of Canada’s public infrastructure, including roads and bridges, public transit, and water and wastewater systems.
In 2023, Statistics Canada reported core public infrastructure in Canada, excluding hospitals, schools, courthouses and affordable housing, had a total replacement value of $2.1 trillion at the end of 2020. Municipalities owned 61.7% of that total estimated replacement value — $1.328 trillion!
With aging infrastructure, growing populations, and the need to balance operating budgets and manage debt levels in a post-pandemic world, Canadian municipalities are faced with complex, difficult decisions.
With more than 50 municipal P3s conducted to date, there is a proven track record in delivering successful municipal assets and services across the country.
The Council's new Municipal Engagement Advisory Group is providing advice to develop a new municipal strategy to raise awareness of P3s to support infrastructure development, asset management & build a project pipeline.