New Woodstock Toyota plant starts production
McGuinty Government Investment Helps Secure Hundreds Of Jobs
The first vehicles started rolling off the line at a new Toyota plant in Woodstock, providing Ontario auto-sector workers with highly skilled jobs.
Toyota invested $1.1 billion to build the new plant. Ontario provided over $22.8 million for skills training, in addition to a $70-million investment that helped bring the plant to Ontario. This is the first new auto plant to be built in Ontario in the past 20 years. Supplying and servicing the plant will create and sustain additional jobs and opportunity.
The government's five-point plan for the economy includes strategic partnerships with companies and helping people improve their skills. Ontario's auto strategy, launched in April 2004, has leveraged almost $7.8 billion in new investments and anchored thousands of high-value jobs.
- The Woodstock plant will produce up to 100,000 vehicles a year, including the new Toyota RAV4.
- 4,500 people already work at Toyota's Cambridge plant where they build the Corolla, Matrix and Lexus RX 350.
“Having the best workers helps attract the best jobs, and that's why we're so pleased to work with Toyota. Our government will continue working with the auto industry to secure good jobs for Ontario families.”