The Toronto region is Ontario’s economic engine. Accounting for more than half of the province’s economy, it is the centre of globally competitive sectors such as financial services and automotive manufacturing. Our labour force of more than 3 million is highly educated and supported by leading educational institutions, internationally renowned for training new workers and driving innovation.
Despite these advantages, our region faces challenges. High energy prices, uncompetitive labour laws and rising payroll taxes increase the cost of doing business. Young professionals struggle to find affordable housing with easy access to work, and persistent congestion delays the movement of people and goods.
If Toronto is the Province’s economic engine, its citizens and workforce are its fuel. To realize the full potential of the Toronto region and Ontario, we need a thoughtful strategy for the economy and its residents. During the 2018 Provincial election, we were calling on the campaigning parties to champion our Agenda for Growth.