District of Muskoka

Service: Specialized Transportation Fund, Bracebridge - Pine St

Record #: MUS0209
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 31 Oct 2023


Description (Service) Provides assistance for people who may need financial support for transportation and who do not have access to other public or agency-provided transportation services.

There are no restrictions on what kind of trips can be take, however there is a $2000 per year maximum.

Service Details

Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Muskoka District
Eligibility To qualify for the STF, residents must show that they:
  • Have a financial need
    • Registered recipients of Social Assistance, either on Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program, will qualify if they need to take a trip that is not covered by financial supports provided through these programs.  
    • Residents who are not currently on Social Assistance but can demonstrate they meet the Federal Government's Low Income Measure will also qualify; and
  • DO NOT live in an area served by public transportation or that the existing public transportation does not meet their needs; and
  • Have explored accessing other community-based transportation agencies, such as Red Cross, Helping Hands, and/or Muskoka Seniors, and are either ineligible or need financial assistance with the fees; and
  • DO NOT have regular access to a vehicle. 
  • First complete the Application Form to be enrolled
  • Once approved, a Trip Application Form will need to be completed for each trip the individual wishes to take. The Trip Application Form needs to be completed a minimum of three weeks in advance, to ensure enough time to process application.
  • Funds can be reimbursed for trips already taken.
  • Funds can also be provided in advance.
  • Receipts must be kept for all trips.
  • Languages English
    Fees None

    Address and Location

    Located In Community Bracebridge
    Address & Map
    District Administration Building, 70 Pine St
    Bracebridge, ON
    Canada P1L 1N3
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    Intersection Pine St and Sander Dr
    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-645-2100 ext 4419 ; 705-645-2100, Automated phone system
    Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4210, 705 area code only
    E-Mail sydney.piatkowski@muskoka.on.ca
    Website https://www.muskoka.on.ca/en/community-services-and-support/specialized-transportation-fund.aspx
    Primary Contact Sydney Piatkowski, Transportation Network Coordinator; Phone: 705-645-2100 ext 4419
    Mailing Address District Administration Building, 70 Pine St 
    Bracebridge, ON 
    Canada P1L 1N3

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