Canada--Ontario Partnership Creates Jobs, Stimulates Economy in Pickering
Pickering, Ontario--Pickering residents will benefit from federal and provincial infrastructure funding to build a new, fully enclosed pedestrian bridge across Highway 401 between the Pickering GO station and a new transit hub, announced today by Dr. Colin Carrie, MP for Oshawa, and Wayne Arthurs, MPP for Pickering- Scarborough East. The governments of Canada and Ontario will each invest up to $5 million in the project to be built by Metrolinx.
"Under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, our Government is getting shovels in the ground and flowing money faster to stimulate the economy and create jobs for Ontarians," said MP Carrie. "Thanks to the strong relationship between our two governments, we can work together to help Ontario communities and the economy thrive immediately and in the future."
"The McGuinty government is creating jobs and the decisions announced today will soon lead to improved transportation and enhanced facilities and services in our community," said MPP Arthurs.
"Our Government is teaming-up with Ontario to deliver results for Pickering," said Canada's Transport and Infrastructure Minister, John Baird. "The combined investment from both levels of government will make a difference in Pickering by creating jobs and improving daily commutes."
"Working together with the federal government means we can modernize more infrastructure faster - creating a competitive advantage that attracts business and strengthens our economy today and into the future," said MPP Joe Dickson, Ajax-Pickering.
This project will improve transportation efficiency, reduce traffic congestion and create local jobs in Pickering. The new pedestrian bridge will link the Pickering GO Transit station area across Highway 401 directly to the city's downtown core.
This project is one of nearly 1,200 across the province that will break ground thanks to $1.84 billion in joint federal and provincial funding under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund.