About Eastern Ontario

The Eastern Ontario plan area stretches from the District of Muskoka and the County of Hastings in the west, south to Prince Edward County, east to Ottawa and the United Counties of Prescott & Russell, and north to the County of Renfrew. Eastern Ontario is home to almost two million people and nearly one million jobs.

A map showing Eastern Ontario, including population centres, road and rail routes, airports and marine points.
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About the plan

The Eastern Ontario Transportation Plan will help inform how we make decisions about policy and infrastructure investments and provide direction to municipalities, transportation agencies and service providers. The plan will help ensure our transportation system supports continued prosperity and quality of life and meets the environmental, economic and social needs of our families, businesses and communities.

Planning approach

The Eastern Ontario Transportation plan will consider possible transportation options to improve how people and goods get around the region.

The first phase of planning included research and engagement with local residents, businesses, municipalities and Indigenous communities. A public survey helped us understand your needs. A draft transportation plan is being developed that identifies short-term actions and priorities. From there, we’ll do detailed analysis and consultations to develop a long-term transportation plan looking out 30 years.

Eastern Ontario transportation survey

From August 12, 2021 to October 29, 2021, over 2,900 people shared feedback to help us develop a plan for transportation in Eastern Ontario. The online survey is now closed.

The survey looked at:

  • how people and business move and what modes they use
  • your top concerns as Ontario reopens
  • actions Ontario can take to better support travel
  • your current and future priorities for the transportation system

Your responses will help us:

  • understand what you need to get to work, school, appointments and traditional lands
  • make sure businesses can rely on the network to move their goods across the system

Next steps

We are using the input we received to help develop a transportation plan for the region, which will be released later this year.

Updated: November 01, 2021
Published: November 01, 2021