ERA Architects

Infrastructure: new vision for Ontario

Provincial Transportation Minister Glen Murray is proposing exciting changes to the way infrastructure is planned and designed in Ontario.

The proposed “Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act” contains important new criteria including sustainability, greater alignment with existing provincial plans, longer-term and more complete ROI rationales, and, we are pleased to see, the mandated inclusion of architects and designers in infrastructure projects.

If passed, the Act will help Ontario approach its infrastructure projects from a perspective that is not only concerned with meeting functional criteria at minimum cost, but also with the bigger picture of long-term city-building.

Read comments from ERA’s Michael McClelland here.

To read more on the proposed Act, see Ontario’s official website.

To read Christopher Hume’s perspective in the Toronto Star, see Glen Murray wants a smarter Ontario.