City of Owen Sound, Ontario

Population (Year): 32712  (2021)

The City of Owen Sound, located in Ontario, Canada, faces several infrastructure challenges, including aging water and wastewater systems, the need for increased investment in road and bridge maintenance, and the demand for improved public transit. The city’s water and wastewater systems are approaching the end of their useful life and require significant investment to maintain service levels. In addition, the city’s roads and bridges require regular maintenance to prevent deterioration, and the cost of these repairs is increasing. Finally, there is a growing demand for public transit, particularly as the population ages, and the city must invest in more accessible and sustainable transit options to meet this need.

City of Owen Sound

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Replace/Install New Streetlights – River District


“The 2022 project involves replacing decorative street poles and luminaires on 2nd Avenue East – 800 block on the west side.
The 2023 project will involve replacing the poles and luminaires on the east side of 2nd Avenue East – 800 block.
In 2024, the priorities are planned to commence replacement of poles and luminaires on 10th Street East. The existing poles on 2nd Ave E – 700 block and 1100 block will be refinished in situ to extend their service life and address aesthetic concerns.
This is an annual programme intended to replace all of the existing MH HID decorative streetlights, streetlight poles and banner poles associated with the Big Dig projects of 1999-2003 with LED lighting and concrete poles.”



Not Started


10th St E Construction – 18th Ave E to 20th Ave E – Smart REIT Servicing Agreement


“This project is the construction of new road and services on 10th Street East from 18th Avenue East to 20th Avenue East. It will involve the full construction of road, sidewalks, streetlights and underground (water, wastewater and storm) services. The City’s OP identifies a future 10th St E road that provides an essential road network link through the Smart REIT property south of Wal-mart and The Home Depot. The road and services would be constructed at the developer’s expense when they develop the property under a Servicing Agreement with the City. The road would be assumed by the City at the end of a two-year maintenance period. As the road and services would provide a benefit to other development in the area/City, this project will be included in the next Development Charges Study Update with the expectation that up to 10% of the estimated construction cost would be eligible for recovery from DCs collected by the City.
The “”Grant”” portion indicated in the funding sources section is the developer’s contribution towards the cost of construction.
The anticipated year of site development and road construction is 2024 at this time.”



Not Started


11th Avenue East Sidewalk Construction – 8th St E to 10th St E


“This project involves construction of a new sidewalk on the west side of
11th Avenue East from 8th St E to 10th St E.”



Not Started


Storm Water Infrastructure 27th St W – 4th Ave W to Outfall


“This project is to replace approximately 270 m of failing storm water
infrastructure. Multiple emergency repairs have shown that that this section
of storm sewer (corrugated steel pipe) has deteriorated prematurely and is
in need of replacement. The section of pipe under 3rd Avenue West is at
eventual risk of collapse and would cause a significant failure of the road.
Due to the logistics and traffic coordination required for this busy road
crossing, the preliminary estimated construction cost at $600,000 is higher
than what would normally be expected. The budget amount indicated in
2024 is for engineering design based on 15% of the construction cost of
$400,000, not including a substantial contingency amount of $200,000 for
traffic rerouting via 26th Street West, 2nd Avenue West and 27th Street
West that may require upgrading and/or the reconstruction of 27th Street
West and the replacement of the storm outfall to the bay.”



Not Started


Brooke Basin A3 Capital Items


“This project includes Engineering design and approvals for the first
priority project to be addressed in the Brooke Basin A3 Master Plan that
will be completed in 2022.
The project has not been identified at the time of preparation of this
detail sheet because the Brooke Basin A3 Master Plan has not been
completed. It is anticipated, however, that the first project construction
cost would be in the $300,000 to $500,000 range and $60,000
represents 15% of the midrange cost which is a typical percentage of
the construction cost that would be required for the engineering design
and approvals budget.
This project is currently unfunded”



Not Started

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