33 Results for Government of Ontario

The governments of Canada and Ontario have committed funding for Phase 2 of the Massey Hall Revitalization project. Ontario is investing $30 million, which has been matched by the Government of Canada. "Our government's investment will enable the historic Massey Hall to continue promoting the arts and inspiring future generations…

December 10, 2018 @ 4:01pm

The Government of Ontario has followed through on one of its key election promises in announcing the repeal of the Green Energy Act, 2009, "The Green Energy Repeal Act eliminates a piece of legislation that introduced disastrous changes to Ontario's energy system that led to rising electricity rates for families…

December 07, 2018 @ 11:28am

The Government of Ontario has announced its intentions to rebuild the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital. To begin this work, Premier Doug Ford announced a $500,000 grant to fund early planning. "I'm here today to commit to the good people in West Niagara: we're going to build you the hospital you…

November 30, 2018 @ 10:18am

The Government of Ontario has announced it will conduct a Market Sounding Initiative in an effort to ensure that infrastructure built in the province meets the highest possible standards. Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton was at the 26th annual Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships conference in Toronto where he spoke…

November 06, 2018 @ 11:29am

The Government of Ontario, under Premier Doug Ford, has decided to cancel plans for three new post-secondary education campuses across Southern Ontario. The campuses had been approved, and funded, but the previous government under Premier Kathleen Wynne. Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities provided the following statement to announce the…

October 24, 2018 @ 8:41am

Ontario Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski has announced the appointment of Michael Lindsay as special advisor on the upload of the Toronto subway system. He will work with the province on a plan to efficiently and effectively deliver on this key commitment. Lindsay, and an advisory panel of up to…

August 31, 2018 @ 10:28am

Municipal, provincial, and federal officials joined together to mark the start of construction on a new bus transit terminal in the City of Markham. Cornell Bus Terminal is being built at Highway 7 and Ninth Line within walking distance to Markham-Stouffville Hospital and the Cornell Community Centre & Library. It…

August 01, 2018 @ 8:26am

The Government of Ontario has announced that it is cutting red tape to support new office and retail space in Toronto's Lower Don area and helping to create more than 50,000 new jobs, according to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark. "By reducing Ontario's regulatory burden we're smoothing…

July 20, 2018 @ 12:47pm

Hydro One Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Government of Ontario for the purpose of the orderly replacement of the board of directors of Hydro One and Hydro One Inc. and the retirement of Mayo Schmidt as the chief executive officer effective immediately. Other…

July 12, 2018 @ 9:26am

It may not have been the significant majority once predicted for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, but it was a majority nonetheless. And it only took a few minutes past the close of the polls for the result to be announced. When the dust settled, the 15-year Liberal Party reign…

June 07, 2018 @ 10:50pm

The Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto have reached a major milestone in the integrated GO Regional Express Rail (RER)/SmartTrack project that will add six new GO/SmartTrack stations in the city, and transform GO Transit into an affordable and convenient option for trips within Toronto. Premier Kathleen Wynne…

May 03, 2018 @ 9:13am

The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $187 million in joint funding for the Metrolinx GO Transit Bi-Level Coach Procurement project that will support an increase in the number of trains that run along all seven GO Transit corridors to help alleviate congestion for riders. "I am…

May 02, 2018 @ 8:43am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced $60 million in federal-provincial funding for the Massey Hall Revitalization project. “Places like Massey Hall are vital part of our communities – they bring together artists, families, neighbours and friends, and give all of us a chance to celebrate the many cultures…

April 30, 2018 @ 11:50am

The Government of Ontario has announced an investment of $90 million to establish a new postsecondary site in Brampton. Focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), programming will be delivered in partnership by Ryerson University and Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology. The new site will provide…

April 19, 2018 @ 11:22am

As announced in the 2018 Budget, the Government of Ontario will make an initial investment of more than $11 billion to support construction of phase one of the high speed rail line project between Toronto and London. Canada's first high speed rail line—the largest new investment in the Budget—will slash…

April 06, 2018 @ 10:00am

Premier Kathleen Wynne has announced that Ontario is investing up to $2.4 billion for design and construction as part of a massive redevelopment that will transform SickKids into a 21st-century facility, modernize aging equipment and spaces, and boost the hospital's capacity to provide leading-edge care for children. “This historic and…

March 23, 2018 @ 2:51pm

The Government of Canada, along with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, have announced the first public-private partnership aimed at increasing economic growth driven by 5G technology. This $400-million project will secure over 4,000 jobs, including 1,800 specialized 5G jobs, over the next five years, leading to new innovations in…

March 19, 2018 @ 10:41am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex. The 45-year old Macdonald Block, a complex of four towers, has never undergone a major renovation and its core systems - including electrical, water, cooling and…

February 23, 2018 @ 9:53am

Three teams have been prequalified to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project. Teams were selected based on their design and construction experience, qualified personnel and financial capacity to deliver a project of this size and scope. The teams are: EllisDon Infrastructure Developer: EllisDon Capital Inc. Construction…

January 15, 2018 @ 10:58am

With billions of dollars at stake and an Ontario economy in need of productivity-enhancing infrastructure, a new study says that improvements could be made to the evaluation process used by governments to select projects. More than $200 billion has been pledged by the federal government, and the Government of Ontario,…

September 21, 2017 @ 11:55am

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released Building Better: Setting the 2017 Ontario Infrastructure Plan up for success, a report calling on the Ontario Government to implement key recommendations in its imminent Long-Term Infrastructure Plan (LTIP) that will help ensure accountable planning and building resilient, adaptable infrastructure for the future.…

August 23, 2017 @ 7:41am

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to submit their qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex. The project will see the reconstruction of the 45-year old Macdonald Block Complex, the administrative hub of the Ontario government's operations. The complex…

August 18, 2017 @ 5:41am

Ontario is helping workers thrive in the low-carbon economy with new support for apprentices, skilled trades, and other professionals from the building sector to develop green building skills. This initiative is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's carbon market. Ontario is…

August 10, 2017 @ 8:08am

Glen Murray has announced his resignation as Ontario’s minister of environment and climate change to become the executive director of the Pembina Institute. Murray, who is also a former mayor of the city of Winnipeg, was first elected as the member of provincial parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre…

July 31, 2017 @ 7:50am

Ontario has released a draft strategy to guide transportation policy in Northern Ontario for the next 25 years and is seeking feedback from the community. A first of its kind in Ontario, the strategy outlines the province's vision and goals for Northern Ontario's transportation system, and actions to address the…

July 17, 2017 @ 7:14am

The Government of Ontario has announced that it will provide funding for repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year, in an effort to provide patients with high-quality care in a safe and healthy environment. Minister of health and long-term care Dr. Eric Hoskins made the announcement at the Orillia…

July 12, 2017 @ 7:27am

The Government of Ontario has announced plan for a new justice facility in Southern Ontario: the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse. The new 21-courtroom facility will offer a broad range of justice, family, social, and victim services, bringing the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice operations in Milton…

June 21, 2017 @ 7:01am

The Government of Ontario has announced the start of construction of the Highway 400 widening project, expanding the highway across a stretch of more than 10 kilometres from Major Mackenzie Drive in Vaughan to King Road in the Township of King. This project, which is scheduled for completion in fall…

June 20, 2017 @ 8:15am

The Government of Ontario has announced the commencement of the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process. The process builds on public consultations held last year and will assess the environmental impacts of converting core segments of the GO rail network, including the UP Express, from diesel to electric.…

June 19, 2017 @ 7:03am

The government of Ontario is investing up to $60 million in the Third Crossing Project in Kingston - a new bridge over the Cataraqui River that will connect the east and west communities. “I am thrilled that the province has made this commitment to support the third crossing project that…

June 14, 2017 @ 6:40am

The governments of Canada, Ontario and Toronto announced a joint commitment to plan and design the relief line transit project in downtown Toronto. Through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, the Government of Canada will be providing more than $27 million to support the planning and preliminary design of a relief…

June 05, 2017 @ 6:20am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced that 30 new projects in the Region of Peel have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $69 million. The provincial…

May 24, 2017 @ 7:24am

The Toronto Board of Trade responded to today’s Economic Update presented in the Ontario Legislature by Dwight Duncan, Ontario’s Finance Minister. “The Board is pleased that the McGuinty Government has chosen to stay the course on personal income taxes and social services, while trimming expenditures within government and deferring plans…

October 23, 2008 @ 6:01am