Ottawa & Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario is the Province’s gateway to Quebec, Atlantic Canada and New England.

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.

Frequent and Reliable Rail Service between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

Creating new and dedicated tracks for passenger trains to support easy and efficient travel between the thriving economies.

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Ontario’s Clean Energy Potential

Exploring clean energy solutions including renewable natural gas, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and hydrogen that will help strengthen Ontario’s role as an innovative leader.

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Broadband to Address the Urban-Rural Digital Divide

Continue the Province’s unwavering commitment to broadband infrastructure and seek further commitments from the Universal Broadband Fund and the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

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A New Freeway and 21st Century Border Infrastructure for the Niagara Peninsula

Creating a new freeway as a supplemental transportation corridor to the Queen Elizabeth Way and twinning the Peace Bridge to alleviate the border bottleneck of goods and people.

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A Strategic Transportation Link to Ontario’s Ring of Fire

Construct a north-south roadway to the Ring of Fire to untap Canada’s largest known source of mineral wealth.

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Rapid Transit for Toronto’s Waterfront

Unlock the Port Lands’ full economic potential by implementing flood protection and constructing a transit link with the existing downtown network.

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The Ontario Line Subway

A 16-kilometre long Ontario Line to create new north-south and east-west routes to and from the City’s Central Business District.

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An Eastern GTA Transit Hub

The number of transit projects in the region that are currently in the planning stages should be tied together with other modes of existing transit and transportation using a new multimodal Eastern GTA Transit Hub.

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Extending the Yonge Subway into York Region

This project will enhance north-south connectivity in the northern GTA, linking Union Station in downtown Toronto with Richmond Hill Centre in York Region.

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