Halton Region and its Local Municipalities have long-term infrastructure plans to ensure that municipal infrastructure is available to support planned growth and grow the economy in a responsible way
The reliability and frequency of GO train service throughout Halton is vital to the Region’s economic prosperity. The absence of a provincial multiyear, multi-ministry infrastructure plan focused on growing communities, including the delivery of schools, hospitals, highways, has resulted in obstacles to increasing housing supply and economic growth. This remains critical to the Halton community through the recovery phase.
Halton acknowledges and appreciates the recent announcement of funding that will be directed to building four new schools in the region. However, 20 short-term Halton school improvements are still required and enormous pressures are being placed on the region to increase school capacity.
- A coordinated, multi-year, multi-ministry provincial infrastructure investment plan and funding connected to the Growth Plan for the delivery of schools, hospitals, transit, highways and housing. This would include commitments to:
- Timing and delivery of all day, two-way GO service to Milton and Georgetown to support significant planned population growth.
- Timing and delivery of a new GO station at Trafalgar and Highway 401 which is a key hub in Halton’s Mobility Plan.
- Highway improvements to the 401 and QEW.
- Continued approval and development of schools in high growth areas within Halton.