Redeveloped Highway Service Centre in Innisfil Now Open
Twenty Redeveloped Service Centres Across the Province Now Complete
Today Ontario celebrated the opening of the redeveloped service centre in Innisfil - the final redeveloped service centre on the 400 highway series.
The service centre has opened in time for the Canada Day weekend and will help improve the travel experience for motorists and commuters.
The modern and fully accessible service centre is the 20th highway service centre to be redeveloped since 2009. It provides travellers with eco-friendly, family- friendly and pet-friendly facilities that include fuel and food services, a convenience store, improved truck facilities, tourism information and washrooms.
Ontario's long-term infrastructure plan will help connect regions, develop new economic opportunities and improve quality of life for Ontarians by supporting critical infrastructure projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across the province.
Investing in infrastructure across the province is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic and innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
- The service centres are constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification standards — an internationally respected green building rating system.
- The service centre employs approximately 170 people. In total, up to 2,500 people are employed provincewide across Ontario’s service centre system.
- Ontario has invested $300 million in redeveloping the 20 service centres.
“These redeveloped, state-of-the art service centres will serve motorists better and help enhance the image of Ontario’s highway network while creating jobs that will help boost the economy.”
“We are excited that the Innisfil ONroute service centre is open to the public. Not only is it creating jobs in Innisfil and the region, but it is also improving service for commuters along Highway 400.”