Summary

The Ministry of Infrastructure is responsible for leading the development of infrastructure policy and planning to strengthen Ontario’s communities and economy. The Ministry is also responsible for developing and implementing effective asset management policies; overseeing Infrastructure Ontario and Waterfront Toronto and the development of infrastructure financing policy, including but not limited to public-private partnerships.

Key priorities of the Ministry include guiding the province’s infrastructure plan; coordinating research to support enhancing evidence-based infrastructure planning and decision-making; working with local governments to strengthen asset management planning and implementation; leading the “smart initiative” for capital asset management to improve how infrastructure is planned, procured and delivered; developing and implementing the Unsolicited Proposals framework; developing and implementing a provincial broadband and cellular strategy; leading the negotiation and implementation of federal-provincial and municipal infrastructure programs; and overseeing Infrastructure Ontario and Waterfront Toronto to ensure that the agencies’ mandates are aligned with the province’s priorities.

The Ministry has legislative responsibility for Infrastructure Ontario and is also responsible for Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the federal government and the City of Toronto.

Ministry Program Summary

VoteProgram

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

4001

Ministry Administration

$6,179,500

$6,285,800

($106,300)

$7,891,144

4003

Infrastructure Policy and Planning

$14,384,100

$12,288,100

$2,096,000

$10,776,561

-

Community Hubs

-

-

-

$2,388,689

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$20,563,600

$18,573,900

$1,989,700

$21,056,394

 

Statutory appropriations

$65,014

$65,014

-

$70,042

 

Ministry total operating expense

$20,628,614

$18,638,914

$1,989,700

$21,126,436

 

Consolidation adjustment - Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation

$126,609,500

$101,222,100

$25,387,400

$120,373,099

 

Consolidation adjustment - Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation

$6,050,700

$2,519,300

$3,531,400

$3,558,779

 

Consolidation adjustment - School Boards

-

-

-

($945,429)

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$153,288,814

$122,380,314

$30,908,500

$144,112,885

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

4001

Ministry Administration

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

4003

Infrastructure Policy and Planning

$1,000

$1,000

-

$12,000,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$2,000

$2,000

-

$12,000,000

 

Ministry total operating assets

$2,000

$2,000

-

$12,000,000

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

4003

Infrastructure Policy and Planning

$706,940,700

$444,567,600

$262,373,100

$358,915,640

-

Community Hubs

-

-

-

$2,619,226

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$706,940,700

$444,567,600

$262,373,100

$361,534,866

 

Ministry total capital expense

$706,940,700

$444,567,600

$262,373,100

$361,534,866

 

Consolidation adjustment - Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation

$2,418,000

$1,917,600

$500,400

$1,229,106

 

Consolidation adjustment - Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation

-

$189,100

($189,100)

$27,927

 

Consolidation adjustment – Cap and Trade Wind Down Account Reclassification

-

-

-

$1,143,151

 

Consolidation adjustment – School Boards

-

($4,000,000)

$4,000,000

($2,619,225)

 

Consolidation adjustment - Trillium Trust Reclassification

-

-

-

$7,221,671

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$709,358,700

$442,674,300

$266,684,400

$368,537,496

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

4003

Infrastructure Policy and Planning

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Ministry total capital assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Ministry total operating and capital including consolidation and other adjustments (not including assets)

$862,647,514

$565,054,614

$297,592,900

$512,650,381

Reconciliation to previously published data

Operating expense

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total operating expense previously published footnote 1

$19,121,014

$109,213,077

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions to other Ministries

($482,100)

($88,086,641)

Restated total operating expense$18,638,914$21,126,436

Capital expense

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total capital expense previously published footnote 2

$444,567,600

$521,623,081

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions to other Ministries

-

($160,088,215)

Restated total capital expense$444,567,600$361,534,866

Capital assets

2019-20
Estimates

2018-19
Actual

Total capital assets previously published footnote 3

$1,000

$26,554,679

Government reorganization

 

 

Transfer of functions to other Ministries

-

($26,554,679)

Restated total capital assets$1,000-

Ministry Administration - vote 4001

The Ministry Administration Program provides strategic advice and support services to enable the Ministry to achieve government objectives and fiscal priorities.

The program provides financial, human resources, planning, legal, communication and other corporate services for the Ministry’s operational programs.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Ministry Administration

$6,179,500

$6,285,800

($106,300)

$7,891,144

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$6,179,500

$6,285,800

($106,300)

$7,891,144

S

Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act

$47,841

$47,841

-

$49,301

S

Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act

$16,173

$16,173

-

$20,741

 

Total statutory appropriations

$64,014

$64,014

-

$70,042

 

Total operating expense

$6,243,514

$6,349,814

($106,300)

$7,961,186

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

10

Accounts receivable

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

 

4001-1

Ministry Administration

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

$3,550,200

 

Employee benefits

 

$407,600

 

Transportation and communication

 

$91,700

 

Services

 

$2,059,700

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$70,300

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$6,179,500

 

Sub-items:

 

 

 

Main Office

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

$1,459,500

 

 

Employee benefits

$198,100

 

 

Transportation and communication

$34,400

 

 

Services

$103,600

 

 

Supplies and equipment

$34,400

$1,830,000

 

Planning and Finance

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

$1,080,800

 

 

Employee benefits

$78,200

 

 

Transportation and communication

$10,600

 

 

Services

$1,058,600

 

 

Supplies and equipment

$10,600

$2,238,800

 

Communications Services

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

$1,009,900

 

 

Employee benefits

$131,300

 

 

Transportation and communication

$19,600

 

 

Services

$168,900

 

 

Supplies and equipment

$19,600

$1,349,300

 

Legal Services

 

 

 

Transportation and communication

$27,100

 

 

Services

$728,600

 

 

Supplies and equipment

$5,700

$761,400

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

$6,179,500

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

Statutory

Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act

 

$47,841

Statutory

Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act

 

$16,173

 

Total operating expense for Ministry Administration

 

$6,243,514

 

Operating assets

 

 

4001-10

Accounts receivable

 

 

 

Advances and recoverable amounts

 

$1,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

 

$1,000

 

Total operating assets for Ministry Administration

 

$1,000

Infrastructure Policy and Planning - vote 4003

The Infrastructure Policy and Planning area is responsible for supporting the overall policy and direction to modernize the Province’s infrastructure including highways, roads, bridges, transit, hospitals, colleges, schools, courthouses, correctional facilities, other government buildings, and broadband infrastructure.

Infrastructure Policy and Planning is the area responsible for developing a strategic approach to infrastructure planning based on strong evidence. This includes managing the implementation of the Infrastructure for Jobs & Prosperity Act, which requires the development of the government’s long-term infrastructure plan, the development of an asset inventory, the identification of infrastructure needs and a strategy to prioritize infrastructure needs.

The area is the steward of provincial asset management planning, including developing tools and analyses to consistently track both current infrastructure assets and planned investments across government. As well, under the terms of the Act, the area is also responsible for the development of regulations for asset management plans for municipalities and certain broader public-sector entities.

This area leads infrastructure research initiatives, including coordinating, commissioning or undertaking studies to understand and develop best practices in infrastructure planning, and supporting the enhancement of government-wide practices in related fields, such as asset management and infrastructure productivity. The area also promotes and supports the integration of climate change considerations, such as lifecycle assessment, into the infrastructure planning and decision-making process.

The area manages the government’s relationship with the federal government by working with federal and municipal governments to negotiate and implement federal infrastructure funding programs. The area also develops and designs municipal infrastructure policy and programs, overseeing their delivery to ensure they are consistent with broader provincial infrastructure policy. The area also oversees the continued success of Infrastructure Ontario and Waterfront Toronto, which represent two of Ontario’s largest infrastructure delivery partners.

The area also develops policy and oversees programs for infrastructure financing, including public-private partnerships, loan program, commercial projects and non-Government Real Estate Portfolio (non-GREP) realty services and supports enhanced transparency through public reporting of data and profiles of infrastructure investments.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Infrastructure Policy and Planning

$14,384,100

$12,288,100

$2,096,000

$10,776,561

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$14,384,100

$12,288,100

$2,096,000

$10,776,561

S

Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total statutory appropriations

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total operating expense

$14,385,100

$12,289,100

$2,096,000

$10,776,561

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

 

7

Community Infrastructure

$1,000

$1,000

-

$12,000,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

$12,000,000

 

Total operating assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

$12,000,000

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

 

2

Infrastructure Programs

$706,940,700

$444,567,600

$262,373,100

$358,915,640

 

Total capital expense to be voted

$706,940,700

$444,567,600

$262,373,100

$358,915,640

 

Total capital expense

$706,940,700

$444,567,600

$262,373,100

$358,915,640

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

 

8

Infrastructure Programs

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets to be voted

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

 

Total capital assets

$1,000

$1,000

-

-

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-items

Amount

Amount

Amount

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

4003-1

Infrastructure Policy and Planning

 

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

 

$11,143,500

 

Employee benefits

 

 

$1,207,200

 

Transportation and communication

 

 

$175,300

 

Services

 

 

$1,677,800

 

Supplies and equipment

 

 

$177,300

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

 

Community Infrastructure Interest Incentives

 

$1,000

 

 

Resource Network

 

$1,000

 

 

Asset Management

 

$1,000

$3,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

 

$14,384,100

 

Sub-items:

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure Policy

 

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

$7,571,700

 

 

Employee benefits

 

$777,000

 

 

Transportation and communication

 

$100,500

 

 

Services

 

$163,000

 

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$102,500

 

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

 

Resource Network

$1,000

 

 

 

Community Infrastructure Interest Incentives

$1,000

$2,000

$8,716,700

 

Infrastructure Research and Planning

 

 

 

 

Salaries and wages

 

$3,571,800

 

 

Employee benefits

 

$430,200

 

 

Transportation and communication

 

$74,800

 

 

Services

 

$1,514,800

 

 

Supplies and equipment

 

$74,800

 

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

 

Asset Management

 

$1,000

$5,667,400

 

Total operating expense to be voted

 

 

$14,384,100

 

Statutory appropriations

 

 

 

 

Other transactions

 

 

 

Statutory

Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act

 

 

$1,000

 

Total operating expense for Infrastructure Policy and Planning

 

 

$14,385,100

 

Operating assets

 

 

 

4003-7

Community Infrastructure

 

 

 

 

Loans and Investments

 

 

$1,000

 

Total operating assets to be voted

 

 

$1,000

 

Total operating assets for Infrastructure Policy and Planning

 

 

$1,000

 

Capital expense

 

 

 

4003-2

Infrastructure Programs

 

 

 

 

Transfer payments

 

 

 

 

Toronto Waterfront Revitalization

 

$128,400,000

 

 

Broadband and Cellular Infrastructure

 

$45,700,000

 

 

Rural and Northern Infrastructure – Federal Contribution

 

$62,012,000

 

 

Rural and Northern Infrastructure – Provincial Contribution

 

$38,030,000

 

 

Community, Culture and Recreation (Provincial Contributions)

 

$10,915,000

 

 

Community, Culture and Recreation (Federal Contributions)

 

$15,729,600

 

 

Green Infrastructure (Provincial Contributions)

 

$21,988,900

 

 

Green Infrastructure (Federal Contributions)

 

$26,388,100

 

 

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund – Federal Contributions

 

$74,000,000

 

 

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund – Provincial Contributions

 

$29,000,000

 

 

Federal – Provincial Infrastructure Programs – Provincial Contributions

 

$32,404,400

 

 

Municipal Infrastructure

 

$201,951,700

 

 

Natural Gas Access

 

$20,420,000

$706,939,700

 

Other transactions

 

 

$1,000

 

Total capital expense to be voted

 

 

$706,940,700

 

Total capital expense for Infrastructure Policy and Planning

 

 

$706,940,700

 

Capital assets

 

 

 

4003-8

Infrastructure Programs

 

 

 

 

Machinery and equipment - asset costs

 

 

$1,000

 

Total capital assets to be voted

 

 

$1,000

 

Total capital assets for Infrastructure Policy and Planning

 

 

$1,000