The Toronto-Windsor corridor is one of Ontario’s most diverse and vibrant regions. It is home to more than 7 million people and accounts for 3.4 million jobs, and over 50% of Ontario’s GDP. It also includes the province’s Innovation Super Corridor, with its dense pockets of start-ups, research institutions and world-class talent, as well as leading manufacturing and agricultural hubs. The Special Advisor’s work was governed by the principle that implementing High Speed Rail (HSR) would enhance Southwestern Ontario’s strengths and increase its global competitiveness. In 2015, the Honourable David Collenette was appointed as Special Advisor to assist the Province in bringing HSR to the Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Toronto corridor.
Steven will provide an overview of the Special Advisor’s Report on this transformative project that has great potential to support and deliver economic growth.