Ministry of Finance
Office of the Minister

7th Floor, Frost Building South
7 Queen's Park Cr
Toronto ON M7A 1Y7
Telephone: 416-325-0400

Ministère des Finances 
Bureau du ministre

7e étage, Édifice Frost Sud
7 Queen's Park Crescent
Toronto ON  M7A 1Y7
Téléphone : 416-325-0400

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November 9, 2022

Dear Head of Council:

I am writing to provide details on 2023 funding allocations under the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). We are announcing allocations now as we know that municipalities need this information to support municipal budget planning.

Our government recognizes the importance of the OMPF for many of Ontario’s communities. We are committed to working in partnership with municipalities to build and strengthen our province. That is why our government has been increasing ongoing support to municipalities for example through the doubling of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and the introduction of the Northern Ontario Resource Development Support (NORDS) program.

Within the context of this increasing provincial support to municipalities, the government is maintaining both the overall structure of the OMPF and the program envelope at $500 million for 2023. The program will also continue to be responsive to changing municipal circumstances through annual data updates and related adjustments.

As in prior years, transitional assistance will ensure that the 2023 funding guarantee for municipalities in northern Ontario will be at least 90 per cent of their 2022 OMPF allocation. Municipalities in southern Ontario will receive at least 85 per cent of their 2022 OMPF allocation.

The Ministry of Finance’s Provincial-Local Finance Division will be providing your municipal treasurers and clerk-treasurers with further details on the 2023 OMPF. This information and other supporting materials are also available online at

Maintaining a close relationship with our municipal partners remains critical as we continue to build Ontario’s economy during this time of economic uncertainty. I look forward to our continued collaboration in supporting strong, thriving communities across the province.


Original signed by

Peter Bethlenfalvy
Minister of Finance

c.c. The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing