Anchored by our nation’s capital and a dynamic and growing tech cluster, eastern Ontario is also home to over half of Ontario’s nuclear reactors. It contains marquee educational institutions, not to mention spectacular natural beauty.
Transportation infrastructure has long been the region’s economic lifeblood. The Rideau Canal, the St. Lawrence Seaway and Highway 401 have each served to connect eastern Ontario’s major centres with other markets in Ontario, across Canada and in the United States, accelerating trade and economic growth.
New investments are underway. In 2019, the City of Ottawa opened the Confederation Line, a $2.1-billion, 12.5-kilometre long LRT connecting the City’s downtown to its suburbs. It’s the first of three planned system expansions that will improve mobility in and around the National Capital Region. These projects provide a solid base to support additional growth in Ottawa and eastern Ontario.