Ontario Launches Regional Consultations on Infrastructure
Province Seeking Input on Moving Ontario Forward Plan
Ontario is consulting with communities across the province to ensure local priorities are heard as part of the development of a long-term plan to build roads, bridges, transit, hospitals and schools.
Feedback provided will inform the province when determining how to allocate the remaining $11.5 billion of a $15 billion investment outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area as part of Moving Ontario Forward, Ontario's long-term plan to build critical infrastructure in communities across the province.
This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history -- more than $130 billion over 10 years. The government's plan to build Ontario up is supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One -- an approach that raises billions for infrastructure.
Roundtable consultation meetings will be held in these communities.
Register online for a consultation roundtable.
Ontarians can also provide feedback online or in writing by September 18, 2015.
Moving Ontario Forward is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- Modernizing infrastructure will support more than 110,000 jobs a year, on average, in construction and related industries.
- A Conference Board of Canada report estimated that Ontario’s public infrastructure investment would add more than $1,000 to the average annual income of Ontarians in 2014 and lower the unemployment rate by about one percentage point.
“Over the next 10 years, our government will make the single largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history. To ensure that we design programs and identify projects that address critical needs and improve Ontario’s competitiveness, we want to hear from communities across the province. I look forward to beginning these important consultations, and I know that the local insight provided will help to build up our province for generations to come.”