Building Highways and Key Infrastructure is the third pillar in the government’s plan. For too long, the people of Ontario have been stuck in gridlock, with thousands of hours wasted on packed trains, or behind the wheel in bumper-to-bumper traffic, costing billions to the province’s economy. This has to change. The government is getting shovels in the ground to build highways, transit and other infrastructure projects to fight gridlock, boost the economy and create jobs.
- Planning one of the most ambitious capital plans in the province’s history, with planned investments over the next 10 years totaling $158.8 billion, including $20 billion in 2022-23.
- Investing $25.1 billion over the next 10 years to support the planning and construction of highway projects across the province, including:
- Building Highway 413
- Building the Bradford Bypass
- The first steps to enable the future widening of Highway 401
- Improving the QEW Garden City Skyway
- Continuing the next phase of construction for the new Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph
- Reconstructing Highway 101, the Timmins Connecting Link
- Investing $61.6 billion over 10 years for public transit, including:
- Breaking ground on the Ontario Line
- Advancing planning work for the Sheppard Subway Extension
- Planning and design work for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension to Toronto Pearson Airport
- The Bowmanville GO Rail Extension
- Weekday GO Rail trips between London and Union Station in Toronto
- Passenger rail service to Northeastern Ontario.
- Investing about $14 billion in capital grants over the next ten years to build and renew schools and child care spaces.