More OAST Fund projects

Walking and wheeling to school in Ontario is getting another boost thanks to the Ontario Active School Travel (OAST) Fund.

Sixteen projects in communities across the province have been awarded grants as part of the Fund’s second round. Successful applications were received from every region of Ontario and communities that range from Blind River (pop. 3,247) to Toronto (pop. 2.9 million). The funding will be used to boost school travel planning, conduct walking hazard assessments, develop active school travel charters and more. See the full list of projects here.

“Interest in the Fund was even higher this time around,” says Kate Berry, OAST program director. “We’re excited to be supporting more partners in more communities to build a culture of active school travel in Ontario.”

With a first round of grants announced in Spring 2018 this brings the total number of projects supported by the Fund to 28 being implemented in 52 communities with a growing network of municipal, school board, public health and non-profit partners.

The OAST Fund is administered by Green Communities Canada and made possible through financial support from the Government of Ontario.

OAST Fund Projects Map
Click on a marker for details.

Stay In The Loop

Sign me up to receive

Recent Posts

OAST News June 2021

Click here for the June 2021 issue of OAST News. Read about:National Active Transportation Strategy, North Bay/Brampton & Caledon AST spotlight, Students Take on Urban Planning and more…

Students take on urban planning in Toronto

The pandemic has forced many processes to be altered to allow for timely completion of projects. Sometimes, you find that such limitations are actually blessings in disguise. GCC’s School Travel Planning (STP) team in Toronto made use of the challenges posed by the...

Brampton & Caledon: Green lens

A new active school travel (AST) initiative led by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) being implemented across Brampton & Caledon is approaching school travel through a distinct ecological lens. It will engage students through a unique air...

North Bay: Bridging the Gap

North Bay's project is a great example of identifying and addressing local active transportation needs. They are utilizing their latest grant from the OAST Fund to get Grade 7 & 8 students to bike to school. Why this specific set of students you may ask?    "At...