Getting Shovels in the Ground Faster on Key Infrastructure Projects

Ontario Rebuilding and Recovery initiative will help create jobs and lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery

Ontario is modernizing how key infrastructure projects are built, creating more efficient delivery of much needed public services such as public transit, long-term care beds and increased broadband coverage while providing better value on our investments.

Today, our PC government introduced a package of legislative and policy measures that would, if passed, accelerate the building of key infrastructure projects to create jobs and lay the foundation for a strong economic recovery. The Ontario Rebuilding and Recovery Act, 2020 would reduce barriers in the planning, design, and construction of major infrastructure projects like highway and public transit networks and support the growth of transit-oriented communities. If passed, the proposed measures would help reduce risk and costs, mitigate unnecessary delays, and could encourage competitive bidding associated with transit projects.

“Today’s proposed legislation is another building block in our made-in-Ontario plan for growth, renewal and long-term recovery,” said Doug Ford, MPP for Etobicoke North and Premier of Ontario. “It’s absolutely critical to lay this groundwork to ensure infrastructure projects can take off without any further delays. These are projects that will create good jobs across the province, ensure communities are better connected by road and transit, and contribute to a strong economic recovery for every part of our province.”

Through our proposed measures, we’re building smarter to get shovels in the ground faster to build long-term care homes in places like Mississauga, Ajax and Toronto, better connected highway and public transit networks and transit-oriented communities.

Our government is committed to collaborating with the private sector and our municipal partners to accelerate project delivery for the benefit of all individuals, families, and businesses at a lower cost to the taxpayer.