Ontario Delivering on Commitments to Get it Done

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Proposed changes will help get people out of traffic, build more homes and keep costs down for people and businesses TORONTO — The Ontario government introduced legislation that, if passed, would make it easier and faster to build transit, housing and other critical infrastructure. The Get It Done Act would also help people keep more of their hard-earned money by banning …

Ontario Making it Easier to Build EV Charging Stations

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Province streamlining process to connect public EV charging stations to the grid TORONTO – The Ontario government is making it easier to build and connect new public electric vehicle (EV) chargers to the province’s world-class clean electricity grid. Starting May 27, 2024, all local utilities will follow a streamlined process for EV charging connections that will make it easier to set …

ON Banning Road Tolls, Freezing Driver’s Licence 

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Province also saving drivers time by automating licence plate renewal process TORONTO — The Ontario government is keeping costs down for drivers by introducing legislation that would, if passed, ban tolls on provincial highways. This ban would apply to the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway once uploaded to the province, as well as the province’s 400-series highways. “Our government under …

Ontario Taking Next Step to Build New Highway 7

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Province reducing gridlock between Kitchener and Guelph to help move people and goods faster KITCHENER — The Ontario government is advancing construction on the Frederick Street bridge in Kitchener, marking another milestone in its plan to widen Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph. The new four-lane, 18-kilometre Highway 7 will help fight gridlock on the 401, save commuters time, and …

Building Better Transit for Peel and Milton

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Province extending Hazel McCallion Line with Mississauga loop and into downtown Brampton while expanding Milton GO train service MISSISSAUGA — While speaking at the Mississauga Board of Trade today, Premier Doug Ford confirmed the government’s plan to extend the Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit (LRT) by building the Mississauga loop and bringing the line into downtown Brampton. Premier Ford also confirmed …

New electric buses unveiled in Waterloo

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Waterloo— Grand River Transit is getting eleven, fully electric, 40-foot buses  – and new charging units – after a combined investment of more than $15.1 million in two projects from the federal and provincial governments, along with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Announced by MP Bardish Chagger, on behalf of Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities; MPP Jess Dixon, …

Making Progress on Yonge North Subway Extension

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Province Issues Request for Proposals to Advance Tunnelling Work YORK REGION – The Ontario government is taking another step forward to get shovels in the ground on the Yonge North Subway Extension by issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the contract to design and build the subway’s tunnels. The Yonge North Subway Extension is one of Ontario’s four priority subway …

Making Progress to Widen Hwy 17 from Arnprior to Renfrew

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Province finishes building Calabogie Road interchange in Renfrew County RENFREW — The Ontario government has completed the first phase of work to widen Highway 17 from two to four lanes between the Town of Renfrew and Arnprior, with the opening of a new interchange at Calabogie Road in Renfrew County. “Four years ago, our government made a promise to prioritize …

New made-in-Canada streetcars delivered for Toronto

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Toronto – Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario Minister of Transportation, Olivia Chow, Mayor of Toronto, and Jamaal Myers, Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), announced the on-time delivery of the first of 60 new made-in-Canada streetcars to the TTC, supported by a $568 million joint investment. The first new streetcars will enter …

Old Elm GO Station construction completes

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Province delivering more GO train trips along Stouffville Line WHITCHURCH-STOUFFVILLE – The Ontario government has completed major infrastructure upgrades to the new Old Elm GO Station, as part of its plan to provide better service and more connections to transit, jobs and housing across York Region. “As Ontario’s population grows, our government is focused on delivering better and faster public …