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  • Ontario Starting Down the Path to Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery

    Ontario Starting Down the Path to Growth, Renewal and Economic Recovery

    COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act Will Help Create Jobs and Opportunities, Build Stronger Communities

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is taking the first step in a made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and economic recovery. Today, the province introduced the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, proposed legislation that lays the foundation to restart jobs and development, strengthen communities, and create opportunity for people in every region of the province. 

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  • Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens

    Ontario Introduces Legislation to Protect Public Health as Economy Reopens

    Proposed Bill Would Provide Flexibility to Address the Ongoing Threat of COVID-19

    TORONTO — Today, the Ontario government introduced proposed legislation that, if passed, would give the province the necessary flexibility to address the ongoing risks and effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. The proposed legislation is part of the government's plan for the continued safe and gradual reopening of the province once the declaration of emergency ends.

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  •  Ontario Passes Legislation to Deliver Subways Faster

    Ontario Passes Legislation to Deliver Subways Faster

    Building Transit Faster Act Will Accelerate Delivery of Priority Transit Projects, Support Economic Recovery

    TORONTO ― Ontario is building a modern, reliable and sustainable transit system for the 21st century that will get people moving, reduce congestion, and drive economic growth and job creation. Today, Bill 171, the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020, was passed by the Ontario legislature.

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  • Ontario Supporting Restaurants as Province Safely Reopens

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is helping restaurant and bar owners reopen and safely serve more customers by issuing a new emergency order and amending another under s.7.0.2 (4) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which will allow municipalities to quickly pass temporary bylaws for the creation and extension of patios and allow covered outdoor dining areas to serve customers.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Ontario Provides Additional Funding to Support Municipalities and Urban Indigenous Community Partners

    TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing. This investment more than doubles the funding currently flowing to local municipal service managers and urban Indigenous program administrators through the Social Services Relief Fund.

    News Release | Office of the Premier
  • Canada and Ontario invest in roads and bridges for rural communities in Eastern Ontario

    THE NATION — The governments of Canada and Ontario recognize the different ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted smaller and rural communities across the province. Both governments are making strategic investments in infrastructure to meet the specific needs of rural and northern Ontario municipalities and help them strengthen their local economies.

    News Release | Infrastructure
  • Ontario Reviews Elevator Laws

    TORONTO - The Ontario government is launching consultations in an effort to improve elevator safety, performance, and availability in multi-storey buildings. The province is seeking input on proposed regulatory changes under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. These new rules would help to ensure that elevators are well-maintained and meet updated safety requirements.

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