Mississauga and Brampton infrastructure projects
Ontario borrowed a lot of money to get through the recession, and used it for infrastructure renewal. This borrowing and investment kept people working, and gave companies a buyer to whom to sell. It made a big difference. Today, Ontario infrastructure is strong and getting better. Looking at our neighbours, they did not do what Ontario did. Many of the surrounding Great Lakes states face gigantic infrastructure deficits.
Ontario bought tomorrow’s assets; paid yesterday’s prices; and financed what it bought at long-term interest rates of nearly zero. Around us, states and provinces are facing the opposite situation. They need to buy today’s assets; pay tomorrow’s prices; and finance it all at interest rates that are now rising.
Here are local projects made possible by Ontario debt capital. What would have been a poorer choice than borrowing to build what we need? Not borrowing, and watching Ontario infrastructure continue to descend into disrepair.
Mississauga and Brampton
|Health Care: New build or expansion of more than 110 hospitals||■ Phase II and Phase III at Credit Valley Hospital;
■ Full replacement of Trillium Queenway site;
■ UTM School of Medicine;
■ Family Medicine Teaching Unit at CVH;
■ New Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness in Brampton;
■ Malton Community Health Centre under construction in Mississauga;
■ New Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital completed;
■ Approval for Milton hospital expansion.
|Transit: 4,700 transit-related projects complete, under construction, or awaiting construction start||■ 6 transit-related projects under construction or planned in Brampton;
■ 75 transit-related projects under construction or awaiting construction start in Mississauga, including…
■ New GO station building and parking/access improvement at Cooksville;
|Roads & Bridges: More than 220 road and bridge expansion projects province-wide||■ Ten km HOV lane expansion of Highway 410 from 401 to Queen Street;
■ Expanding Highway 401 from Hurontario to the Credit River, and widening Highway 401 to Milton;
■ QEW expansion from Cawthra to Evans Avenue;
■ Dixie Road interchange reconfiguration.
|Recreation: 110 recreation projects province-wide, working with Ontario cities.||■ Etobicoke Trail multi-use expansion;
■ Connect the Mississauga East-West Bikeway at Thomas Street;
■ Construction of Fairfields Swimming Club improvements.
|Child Care: 262 Child care projects Ontario-wide, helping 100,000 more children aged 0-4, get licensed child care over five years work.||■ 6 projects to co-locate child care facilities in Brampton;
■ 8 projects to co-locate child care facilities in Mississauga.
|Community Development: 1,982 community projects, from affordable housing to faster and more reliable internet connections to public buildings with better accessibility||■ Peel County Courthouse expansion nearing completion;
■ Major new state-of-the-art expansion buildings in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville for ErinoakKids to assist families with developmentally-challenged children;
■ 6 water management projects awaiting start in Mississauga;
■ Improvements to Eden United Church in Meadowvale;
■ 14 electric vehicle recharging station projects in planning or construction in Mississauga;
■ Lakeview waterfront pier revitalization;
■ 4 storm water management projects in progress;
■ 34 water management projects under way for Peel Region.