VAUGHAN, ONT.—The Vaughan Chamber of Commerce brought industry and government leaders together recently for a Transportation Forum to discuss long-term infrastructure investment across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).
Transportation projects like the Bradford Bypass and Highway 413 provide the necessary infrastructure to meet the growth in population and employment, indicates a release, adding these long-term infrastructure projects will ensure a viable transportation corridor required to meet increased immigration levels over the next decade.
“A growing region requires available, reliable and resilient infrastructure to meet the projected growth of our municipalities,” said Victoria Mancinelli, director public relations, and strategic partnerships for LIUNA, in a statement. “Today’s discussion highlighted the importance of labour, industry and government working collaboratively in support of vital infrastructure investments across Ontario that will continue to spur economic development and advancement while creating thousands of long-term, good paying union jobs for men and women who remain at the forefront of building, strengthening and maintaining critical infrastructure that our communities rely on each and every day. “
“Today’s forum solidified the fact that the economic success of the region is incumbent upon making investments in infrastructure expansion that can meet the long-term needs of the province,” said Nadia Todorova, executive director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario. “Critical transportation projects like Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass do just that. Both projects are of vital importance to the province in terms of reducing congestion, fostering long-term competitiveness, improving connectivity, supporting affordable housing initiatives, and facilitating job creation.”