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