Infrastructure Investments Create 125,000 Jobs
McGuinty Government Building Hospitals, Schools And Roads To Support Economy
Investments in hospitals, schools, transit and roads this year created or preserved 125,000 jobs and strengthened local economies across Ontario.
This means Ontarians now also have more state-of-the-art health-care facilities, modern classrooms, safe roads and efficient public transit.
Major infrastructure milestones in 2011 include:
- The completion of seven major hospital projects, including the new Woodstock General Hospital, which is double the size of the old hospital.
- The start of construction on the Windsor-Essex Parkway, which will provide a faster, more efficient route to and from the Detroit-Windsor border.
- The beginning of construction on the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line, which will reduce travel times and help keep Toronto moving.
- The ground-breaking for the St. Thomas Consolidated Courthouse, which will bring together existing court facilities and improve access to justice in the County of Elgin.
Building Together, Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan, is building better hospitals, roads and transit and is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create and support jobs for Ontarians while strengthening local economies.
- Since 2003, construction has been in progress or completed on more than 100 major hospital projects. This includes 20 new hospitals that are either completed or underway.
- Since 2003, 400 new schools have been built, with 170 more in progress. In addition, more than 23,000 school renewal projects have been completed or are underway.
“The investments we are making in hospitals, schools, roads and transit are creating jobs and making Ontario a better place to live, work and raise a family. Investments in infrastructure are really investments in our communities and our economy, and our government is leading the way.”