Jul 13, 2020
Building new infrastructure for the future is a priority for Ontario. The province must replace and refurbish deteriorating structures as well as embark on new builds. Spending money on infrastructure is a wise choice. Studies have shown that spending on infrastructure has positive returns. Putting money into new infrastructure, especially after COVID-19, will create many new construction jobs and help boost the economy. So, what are the priorities for Ontario? Andy Manahan, executive director of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), discusses the situation with Stephen Wickens, a transit researcher and accomplished journalist who recently authored the report, Station to Station: Why Subway-building Costs have Soared in the Toronto region, that was commissioned by the RCCAO.