Update on planned infrastructure spending

The provincial government’s capital plan included in the fall economic update this week is includes planned investments over the next 10 years totalling $158.8 billion, including $20.0 billion in 2022–23 in the following projects:

Highways

$25.1 billion over 10 years to support the planning and/or construction of highway

  • Highway 413, a new 400-series highway and transit corridor across Halton, Peel and York regions.
  • Bradford Bypass, a new four-lane freeway connecting Highway 400 and Highway 404.
  • The QEW Garden City Skyway rehabilitation project, which will include a new twin bridge over the Welland Canal connecting St. Catharines to Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • Early works in Oshawa and Port Hope to enable future widening of Highway 401.
  • Continuing the next phase of construction for the new Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph.
  • Widening of Highway 17 from Arnprior to Renfrew to four lanes.
  • The Timmins Connecting Link to reconstruct an approximately 21.4-kilometre stretch of Highway 10.

Transit

$61.6 billion over 10 years for public transit, including:

  • Breaking ground on the Ontario Line.
  • Bowmanville GO Rail Extension.
  • Planning and design work for a connection of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension to Toronto Pearson International Airport.
  • Advancing planning work for the Sheppard Subway Extension.
  • $75 million to bring passenger rail service back to Northeastern Ontario to restore a key transportation option between Timmins and Toronto.

Infrastructure

$40 billion over 10 years in hospital infrastructure, including:

  • Transformation of the existing site and urgent care centre into a new 24/7 inpatient care hospital at Peel Memorial.
  • Redevelopment of the existing hospital and regional trauma centre on a new site for the Ottawa Hospital – Civic.
  • Support for new hospital in Windsor .
  • Funding for the redevelopment of acute care hospitals in Huntsville and Bracebridge.
  • Funding for the planning of the Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital to construct a new joint acute care facility.
  • Funding for single largest hospital infrastructure investment through the Trillium Health Partners.
  • Construction of new hospital on existing Uxbridge site at the Oak Valley Health – Uxbridge Hospital.
  • Support for the Stevenson Memorial Hospital redevelopment.
  • Construction of new diagnostic imaging, laboratory and emergency departments at the Wallaceburg Sydenham Hospital, part of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, to modernize service delivery.
  • Expansion of the Scarborough Health Network – Birchmount site with a new inpatient tower and an expanded emergency department to reduce wait times, improve patient flow and update aging infrastructure.
  • Building long‐term care homes in Mississauga, Ajax and Toronto.

Additional Infrastructure

  • $6 billion in the postsecondary education projects.
  • $21 billion over next 10 years, to support the renewal and expansion of school infrastructure and childcare projects.

 

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