Over 300 Infrastructure Projects Create Jobs In Ontario
McGuinty Government Helping To Build Future Prosperity
Ontarians will be seeing the benefits for years to come as the sounds of bulldozers, jackhammers and drills echoed from one corner of the province to another this summer.
Over 300 stimulus infrastructure projects were completed in the summer construction period from May to September, 2010. They ranged from airport upgrades in the Township of Armstrong, to road improvements in Vaughan.
The completed projects are part of a record investment of about $28 billion in infrastructure that the province plans to make over two years. This investment will help spur the economy, and create and support over 300,000 jobs in communities across the province.
The investment will mean that:
- Motorists and commuters can get around safely and efficiently with road and transit improvements
- Families can be confident of safe, clean drinking water when they turn on the tap, due to water infrastructure upgrades
- Children can play and keep fit with new and improved recreation facilities
- Students can learn in modern classrooms and on state-of-the-art equipment
- By March 2011, the total infrastructure investment for the province since 2005-06 will have totalled about $60 billion.
- There are over 6,800 approved infrastructure projects expected to be completed by March 31, 2011.
“Infrastructure investment is critical to Ontario's economic prosperity, our competitiveness and our quality of life. The Government of Ontario will continue to work to ensure Ontario remains a healthy and prosperous place.”
“We are very pleased to be able to access these funds. The energy-efficiency upgrades to our maintenance building at the Earlton-Timiskaming Regional Airport, which is supported by 15 municipalities, will help cut down costs so that we can do more for our airport, and save money for taxpayers.”