Construction crews are at work across Ontario building and upgrading hospitals, schools, transit projects, roads and bridges that will help people in their everyday lives by improving access to crucial public services and getting people where they need to go.
Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto today to announce that shovels are in the ground on hundreds of projects around the province, with many scheduled to be completed this summer. This busy construction season is part of the greatest investment in infrastructure in Ontario"s history -- more than $190 billion over 13 years beginning in 2014-15.
Major builds or upgrades that are starting or wrapping up this summer include:
Breaking ground in Wellington County on the Groves Memorial Community Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility that will provide a growing community with more space for emergency, ambulatory, diagnostic and inpatient services
Building new schools, including St. John Catholic French Immersion School in London, which will welcome more than 500 students in September
Expanding and upgrading Ontario"s roads -- including restoring bridges and resurfacing highways in the Ottawa region -- to help ease gridlock and keep people and cargo moving
Opening an upgraded wastewater treatment plant in Owen Sound to clean up waste water so it is safer to release into the environment
Opening Ontario Place Urban Park and William G. Davis Trail, creating a new urban park and trail with easy access to the Toronto waterfront.
Building and upgrading hospitals, schools, highways, transit systems and other crucial infrastructure is part of Ontario"s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.