Consulting Engineers of Ontario

Consulting Engineers of Ontario

April 12, 2013 11:45 ET

Beyond Filling Potholes: Consulting Engineers of Ontario Applauds Toronto's Long-Term Vision

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 12, 2013) - Consulting Engineers of Ontario congratulates the City of Toronto on investing $155 million on improved infrastructure this year - and investing more in future years.

Representing 200 engineering firms in Ontario, CEO congratulated the mayor yesterday for going beyond filling potholes.

"We have an infrastructure deficit in this province that dwarfs our visible deficit," said Barry Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer of CEO. "Recent events have been encouraging."

On April 9, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced that the city will spend $155 million on road and bridge repair this summer, part of $2.9 billion over the next 10 years. In addition, Ford said the City could invest another $17 million on repairing the Gardiner Expressway this year.

"Our roads, bridges, water and waste-water systems are assets owned by the public," Steinberg said. "All assets, like our homes, require constant attention and reinvestment. CEO is encouraged by Toronto's announcement to attack the city's infrastructure deficit over the next ten years," he added. "CEO will continue to strongly encourage governments, at all levels, to invest in infrastructure over the long term."

Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) has been the non-profit association of engineering firms in Ontario for nearly 40 years. It represents 200 consulting engineering companies that employee nearly 20,000 Ontarians. Its mission is to promote a sustainable business environment for members.

Contact Information

  • Consulting Engineers of Ontario
    Barry Steinberg, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
    Chief Executive Officer
    416-620-1400, ext. 224