Ontario is launching consultations to inform the design of new infrastructure programs and a framework to prioritize needs for communities and regions outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

As part of Moving Ontario Forward, the government has allocated $15 billion for investment in roads, bridges, transit and other critical infrastructure in regions outside the GTHA.

Part of the $15 billion in funding is already working to build important projects in communities across Ontario, including investments through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, transportation in the Ring of Fire region, a new Connecting Links program and strategic highway improvements.

The province has released a discussion guide, Moving Ontario Forward – Outside the GTHA, to provide interested parties with information about these investments and how their voices can be heard.

Feedback can be submitted online or in writing by September 18, 2015. Additional opportunities to provide advice will be available through regional roundtable meetings that will be held across the province in June and July, 2015.

Supporting critical infrastructure across Ontario is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

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