About Eastern Ontario

The Eastern Ontario plan area stretches from the District of Muskoka 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.

Map of the Eastern Ontario transportation infrastructure. Map legend includes arterial roads, freeway, railway, border crossing, municipal airports, international airports, First Nations reserves, marine ports, ferries, provincial parks, and the Eastern Ontario boundary.
Map of the Eastern Ontario transportation infrastructure. Map legend includes arterial roads, freeway, railway, border crossing, municipal airports, international airports, First Nations reserves, marine ports, ferries, provincial parks, and the Eastern Ontario boundary. View a larger version of this map (PNG)

Our plan

A safe, efficient and connected transportation network is a foundation for a healthy and prosperous Ontario. Our draft plan for Eastern Ontario includes more than 50 actions for public transit, ferries, highways and more to:

  • connect people and places
  • support a competitive open for business environment
  • improve safety and inclusion
  • provide more choice and convenience
  • prepare for the future

Read the plan

Planning approach

Connecting the East: A draft transportation plan for eastern Ontario includes near- and long-term actions to improve how people and goods get around the region.

To understand local needs and priorities, the plan has been informed by research, technical work, an online public survey, a series of roundtables, and a separate roundtable with eastern Indigenous communities.

The draft transportation plan is a living document that will continue to evolve. The province will work closely with municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, Francophone residents and organizations, transportation agencies, and local businesses to gather input and feedback to deliver a transportation network in Eastern Ontario that will make an impact for decades to come.

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 survey looked at:

  • how people and businesses 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 have helped us develop the draft transportation plan.

Next steps

As part of ongoing regional planning, we are starting a technical study of long-term network needs and priorities. This work will involve broad engagement and will begin in summer 2022.