Ontario Moving to Step Two of Roadmap to Reopen on June 30

Summary Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, our government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province into Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Step Two of the Roadmap focuses on the resumption of more […]

Ontario Strengthening Protections for Buyers and Owners of New Homes

Summary Today, Minister Romano announced more steps to strengthen consumer protection for buyers and owners of new homes in Ontario, coming into effect July 1, 2021. A new Code of Ethics, simplified warranty and protections claims process for defects in new homes, and a mediation process for homeowners who dispute a warranty claim assessment will hold licensed builders […]

Scarborough Subway Extension Ground-breaking

Summary Today, Premier Doug Ford and Minister Caroline Mulroney alongside our Scarborough Caucus Members announced the official ground-breaking of the future three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension, marking the start of construction on the largest subway expansion in Canadian history. The new subway extension will deliver better, faster and more reliable transit that the people of Scarborough […]

Tourism Task Force Report

Summary Today, Minister MacLeod, on behalf of the Ontario government, released the final report prepared by the Tourism Economic Recovery Ministerial Task Force, led by Tim Hudak, former Minister of Culture, Tourism and Recreation, which contains 10 key recommendations on how to support the recovery of the province’s tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tourism […]

2024 Ontario Games in London

Summary Today, Minister MacLeod announced that the City of London will be hosting the 2024 Ontario Summer Games and will be provided with a hosting grant of up to $1 million. Minister MacLeod is proud to support the Ontario Summer Games, through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries’ Games Ontario program. The Ontario […]

Ontario Adding Mental Health Workers to OPP Communications Centres

Summary Today, our government announced that it is investing $8.4 million over three years in a new Ontario Provincial Police Crisis Call Diversion Program. This program will help police offer the most appropriate response to calls from individuals experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis, which may include diversion to appropriate mental health services. Specifically, […]

Ontario Providing Accessible Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Summary Today, Raymond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility announced our government is investing $3.7 million in partnership with the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) to help people with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, get to and from vaccination sites. This initiative provides vulnerable Ontarians with an accessible transportation option to get their shot […]

Information on a Safe and Effective Second Dose

Summary As our government continues to accelerate second doses to provide maximum protection against COVID-19 variants, it’s important that all Ontarians book their second as soon as they are eligible to help protect against COVID-19 and its variants. Mixing vaccines is safe, effective, and enables more Ontarians to receive their second dose sooner. Individuals who […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Summary Today, Monday June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day, an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate the rich traditions, cultures and heritage of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples and their contributions to our province and country. Key Message National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to recognize the rich traditions, cultures and […]

Summary Summer is here and many Ontarians are taking advantage of the warm weather by spending more time outdoors with their pets. Sadly, each year across the province, there are hundreds of reports of pets left unattended in parked vehicles. Today, our government issued a news release reminding Ontarians not to leave pets unattended in their […]