Provincial Press Release

Ontario Supporting the Futures of Children and Youth

The Ontario government has introduced legislation today that, if passed, would further improve the safety, well-being and privacy of children and youth in care and other licensed out-of-home care settings.

Ontario Expanding GO Train Service Across the Greater Toronto Area

The Ontario government is moving ahead with the largest GO train service expansion in more than a decade, adding more than 300 trips per week on the Milton, Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, Kitchener and Stouffville lines. The 15 per cent increase in weekly trips will give commuters more choice to get where they need to go faster.

Ontario Expanding Highway 7 from Pickering to Markham

The Ontario government is investing $12 million to support the widening of Highway 7 from Reesor Road in Markham to Brock Road in Pickering. The expansion from two to four lanes will help drivers spend less time in traffic and support the area’s growing manufacturing, life sciences and agricultural sectors.

Ontario and Toronto Planning for the City’s Growing Electricity Needs

The Government of Ontario and City of Toronto are working together to plan for the city’s growing electricity needs, driven by the work both governments are doing to build new homes, transit and attract new investments.

Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes

Today, the Ontario government introduced the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024, as part of its ongoing commitment to cut red tape, speed up government processes and build at least 1.5 million homes by 2031.

Ontario Continues to Build a Resilient Economy

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement on today’s monthly employment release by Statistics Canada, which showed Ontario added 26,100 jobs last month, including 11,400 jobs in the construction sector and 7,100 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

Ontario Launches Bereavement Support Program

The Ontario government is investing over $3 million to support families of first responders and public safety personnel who are killed in the line of duty or have died by suicide. The funding will provide free rapid bereavement counselling for up to two years following the death of a loved one.

Ontario Launches New Interactive Investment Map

Today, we unveiled a cutting-edge digital map that showcases the transformative investments our province has attracted since 2018. This map is a great tool for economic development organizations, municipal governments and local or international businesses looking to invest in Ontario. It also provides a great visual representation of the remarkable economic growth we’ve achieved over the past five and a half years.

Ontario Working in Partnership with Northern First Nations to End Reliance on Diesel Fuel

The Ontario government is working in partnership with Webequie, Nibinamik, Neskantaga, Eabametoong and Marten Falls First Nations to expand clean and reliable electricity transmission and generation infrastructure to end these communities’ reliance on diesel powered generators and support greater economic self-determination and prosperity.

Ontario Building New Medical School at York University Focused on Primary Care Doctors

The Ontario government is providing an initial investment of $9 million through the 2024 budget, Building a Better Ontario, to begin the design and planning for York University’s new medical school in Vaughan. The new medical school will be the first in Canada that is focused on training primary care doctors and is helping fulfill Ontario’s commitment to ensure that everyone who wants to have a primary care provider can access one.