Ontario Investing to Find Long-term Housing for Asylum Claimants

The Ontario government is investing another $42 million through the Canada Ontario Housing Benefit (COHB) program to support the City of Toronto and other impacted municipalities across the province in providing urgent assistance to a rapidly growing number of asylum claimants and other at-risk populations.

Ontario Delivering More Convenient and Connected Care in York Region

The Ontario government is making investments in York Region to connect local residents and families to faster, more convenient public health services and emergency care in their communities.

Celebrating Ontario’s 25th Agriculture Week with Dine Ontario

From October 1-8 they are partnering with Restaurants Canada on a new campaign called Dine
Ontario (#DineOnt), and all restaurants are invited to participate! Dine Ontario will provide free
promotional materials to restaurants that feature an Ontario food or seasonal dish special during
this time period, and we encourage, where possible, including a feature beverage such as
Ontario wine, beer, cider or spirits. This could include highlighting current Ontario menu items or
a new creation for this week.

Ontario Protecting York Region Against Gun and Gang Violence

Funding for new video surveillance equipment and technology will help police fight crime THORNHILL – […]

Ontario Government Builds New School in Thornhill

Today, Laura Smith, MPP for Thornhill announced that the new E.J. Sand Public School will be welcoming students in September for the 2023-24 school year. This project is a part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, with the province providing the York Region District School Board with $19.2 million to build the school in Thornhill.

MPP Laura Smith joins MPP Aris Babikian at a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marking the Completion of Community Gym Renovations Thanks to a $140,600 OTF Grant

Scarborough-Agincourt MPP, Aris Babikian was joined Parliamentary Assistants to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Dave Smith and Laura Smith at the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the end of the renovations to the community gym facility at OneChurch.to.

Ontario Preparing Students for Success

The Ontario government is providing new student supports and updating curriculum for the 2023-24 school year. These actions will refocus school boards on the development of foundational skills in reading, writing and math, supported by almost $700 million more in base education funding, $109 million in a new strategy to boost literacy rates, and the hiring of 2,000 more educators.

Ontario Welcomes $5 Million Manufacturing Investment

The Ontario government is welcoming a $5 million investment by Macrodyne Technologies Inc., North America’s largest manufacturer of hydraulic presses and automation systems, equipment used by manufacturers in over 40 industries to shape and mould materials such as metal, plastic, rubber and wood. This investment will be used to purchase the latest manufacturing technology for the company’s facilities in Vaughan and create 25 new good-paying jobs for machine builders, electricians, hydraulic technicians and engineers.