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Infrastructure Investments Helping to Build Ottawa Up

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Infrastructure Investments Helping to Build Ottawa Up

Efforts Continue to Improve Quality of Life for All

Ministry of Infrastructure

Ontario released a new report today highlighting how the province's infrastructure investments are building Ottawa up, with projects including schools, child care spaces, hospitals and public transit.

Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, made the announcement at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute - which is benefitting from 146,000 square feet of space for increased clinical and in-patient services, enabling 305 additional surgeries and 11,618 cardiac imaging tests each year - and highlighted how the infrastructure investments the province is making are helping people get the care they need.

Other highlights of Ontario's plan in Ottawa include:

  • Supporting the city's Light Rail Transit expansion project, which will improve quality of life for commuters by cutting their daily travel times and improving safety.
  • Building a new Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Centre at Algonquin College, which will house a Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security, Centre of Excellence for Energy Innovation and flexible classroom space to benefit students.
  • Investing in the Tamarack Trades Training Centre at the William E. Hay Youth Centre, which provides youth in custody with employable trade skills such as dry walling, woodworking and small engine repair.

To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildOn.

Investing in priority infrastructure is part of Ontario's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario’s next long-term infrastructure plan will be released in 2017. The plan will lay out the province’s infrastructure vision for the next decade, while demonstrating how strategic capital investments can positively impact productivity, growth and service delivery across Ontario.
  • Every $1 spent on public infrastructure has been shown to increase GDP by $1.43 in the short term and by up to $3.83 in the long term.

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“Ontario is investing in important infrastructure, making hospital upgrades, expanding child care spaces, modernizing school facilities and updating our transit systems and roads. These are keys to bringing economic prosperity to our province and better quality of life to all Ontarians.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

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