Province Seeking Input on Transportation Needs in Northern Ontario

November 9, 2016 all-day
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Province Seeking Input on Transportation Needs in Northern Ontario

October 21, 2016

Public Information Sessions to be Held in October and November

Ontario is seeking public input on rail, road, air and marine travel in Northern Ontario, to develop a multimodal transportation strategy for the next 25 years.

Ontario is meeting with industry, stakeholders, communities and Indigenous peoples across Northern Ontario through public information sessions in October and November 2016.

People are encouraged to join the conversation by attending one of the following in-person sessions across the region:

  • October 26 – Sudbury
  • October 27 – Timmins
  • November 7 – Thunder Bay
  • November 9 – Kenora
  • November 15 – North Bay
  • November 16 – Sault Ste. Marie

More information about these sessions is available on the Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy website.

People can also participate by reading and providing feedback on the discussion paper that will be available online later this month; submitting ideas on Twitter and tagging @OnMinTransport and #NorthONtransport; emailing the ministry; or leaving a comment online.

Improving transportation in Northern Ontario is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.




  • The strategy is being developed in partnership with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.
  • There will be additional opportunities for the public to provide input before the strategy is finalized by the end of 2017.
  • Support for safe, reliable transportation links in the North is an important part of the government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. The Growth Plan is helping to create a globally competitive northern economy, support communities, renew and expand modern infrastructure, and foster a healthy environment.

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