Connecting the East: A Draft Transportation Plan for Eastern Ontario

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Ministry of Transportation
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Comment period
April 21, 2022 - August 19, 2022 (120 days) Closed
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This consultation was open from:

April 21, 2022
to August 19, 2022

Proposal summary

Connecting the East: A draft transportation plan for eastern Ontario contains more than 50 near- and long-term actions to help build a safe, reliable, and connected transportation system that keeps people and goods moving within and across the region.

Proposal details

Ontario has developed a draft regional transportation plan for eastern Ontario, addressing the unique needs of the region as we work to make life more convenient for travellers, combat gridlock, and keep goods moving.

The plan contains more than 50 actions that will help connect local communities, increase public transit and active transportation, create a globally competitive economy, and keep our highways safe and reliable.

The plan’s actions are organized under five goals to improve transportation in the region:

  1. Connecting People and Places
  2. Supporting a Competitive and Open for Business Environment
  3. Providing More Choice and Convenience
  4. Increasing Safety and Inclusion
  5. Preparing for the Future

This is the last of four regional transportation plans – including southwestern Ontario, Northern Ontario, and the Greater Golden Horseshoe – ensuring transportation plans cover all regions of the province.

To understand local needs and priorities, the plan has been informed by research, technical work, and previous public engagement consisting of an online public survey and a series of roundtables carried out in the summer and fall of 2021.

This draft plan is a living document that will be updated to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of the people of eastern Ontario. We are committed to working closely with the federal government, municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, transportation agencies and local businesses to gather feedback, explore strategies to implement actions in the plan and identify new opportunities for improvement. That is why we are inviting everyone to participate in this process by sharing their feedback on the plan with us.

We look forward to working together on a shared vision for eastern Ontario’s transportation network.

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Some supporting materials may not be available online. If this is the case, you can request to view the materials in person.

Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.

Transportation Planning Branch

777 Bay Street
Suite 700
Toronto, ON
M7A 2J8


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The comment period was from April 21, 2022
to August 19, 2022

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