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  • October 09, 2015

Progress Made on 34 Infrastructure Projects in Eastern Ontario Since April

Province Invests $130 Billion in Infrastructure Over Ten Years





October 9th, 2015


Ontario is building safe, reliable infrastructure to help create jobs and ensure a bright future for the province. Since April, the province has announced support for more than 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, strengthen the economy, connect communities and improve quality of life.


These much-needed investments are supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One -- an approach that raises billions for infrastructure while ensuring consumers are protected. By unlocking the value of provincial assets, the government is supporting critical projects in cities, towns, and rural and remote communities all across Ontario.


As part of the government’s infrastructure plan, the province has invested in 34 projects in Eastern Ontario since April. Some of these projects include:


  • A new e-Learning Centre for the University of Ottawa, which will house additional classroom and multi-media rooms, as well as an additional 800 study spaces intended for 24 hour operation.
  • Expansion and rehabilitation of Highway 417, to keep people and goods moving across the province.
  • Flood protection projects in Peterborough and Cobourg, which will help ensure the safety and welfare of the local residents and businesses.
  • 17 water and wastewater projects in communities across Eastern Ontario, which will help ensure safe, clean drinking water for area residents.


Modernizing public infrastructure is part of the government's four-part plan to build Ontario up. The plan also includes investing in people's talents and skills, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.




“We are building the province up for a better, more sustainable future. Our record $130 billion investment in public infrastructure will help connect communities, grow the economy, create jobs and help lay the foundation for a more prosperous Ontario.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure


“By building infrastructure in Eastern Ontario, we are addressing important local needs. We want to create a healthier environment and stronger economy in local communities across the province. This is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history and we are committed to supporting critical infrastructure projects that will create jobs, keep people safe, and sharpen our competitive edge.”

— Jeff Leal, MPP




  • Since 2003, the province has invested nearly $100 billion in public infrastructure.
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors.



Read about how the government is investing in Eastern Ontario’s Infrastructure 

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