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Ten-Year Infrastructure Plan Will Support Economic Growth

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Ten-Year Infrastructure Plan Will Support Economic Growth

McGuinty Government Seeks Public Input on Long-Term Plan

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ontario is developing a new, 10-year plan for infrastructure that will support the Open Ontario Plan to create jobs and new opportunities for growth.

The McGuinty government is asking to hear Ontarians' perspectives to help create the new 10-year Infrastructure Plan. The plan will identify key trends, issues, and priorities to help modernize and expand public infrastructure over the next 10 years. This will help boost productivity, support economic growth, improve public services and enhance our quality of life.

Ontarians are invited to provide their input on infrastructure priorities in their communities and across Ontario, and can visit the ministry's website for more information.

Building on recent short-term infrastructure investments and the successful $30-billion ReNew Ontario plan, the province is developing a new long-term infrastructure plan to meet Ontario's future needs. The final plan is expected to be released next year.

You can e-mail your submission to infrastructure.submissions@ontario.ca, fax it to 416-325-8851 or send by mail to: The Ministry of Infrastructure, c/o Infrastructure Policy and Planning Division, Frost South, 6th Floor, Toronto, ON M7A 1Y7.

Quick Facts

  • Total infrastructure investment by the province this year and in the past five years totals approximately $60 billion.
  • Construction is underway or completed at more than 100 major hospital projects and more than 13,000 school renewal projects across Ontario.
  • The $30-billion ReNew Ontario investment plan helped tackle Ontario's infrastructure deficit and was completed in 2008-09, a full year ahead of schedule.
  • Ontario is providing record infrastructure investments in 2009-10 and 2010-11 that will create and support more than 300,000 jobs in Ontario over two years.

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“The McGuinty government's new 10-year Infrastructure Plan will build on our record of modernizing and renewing our schools, hospitals and other public infrastructure. Since 2003 our investments have helped create future economic growth and with input from Ontarians during these consultations we will continue to support the vital infrastructure that make our communities stronger - and make Ontario a better place to live, work and play.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

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