• Testimonials

    "Infrastructure Ontario provided us with an exceptional framework within which we were able to achieve the success of the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. The oversight and guidance provided, from the early days of the local share request of the town of Oakville to your advice and guidance during project delivery, has always been welcomed. The contributions of the IO staff, from the project management level to communications, was a true value add for those of us who had not experienced a project of this size and scope." 

    Denise Hardenne, President and CEO at Halton Healthcare - Feb. 2016

    "There is a solution at hand. One that not only generates much needed benefits at home, but also helps forge our global reputation as financial and infrastructure experts. It is something we can truly shout about, we can “own the podium”. So together – government and industry – let’s get on with it." 

    Janet Ecker, President, Toronto Financial Sector Alliance, speaking to the Empire Club on IO’s AFP model - Dec. 2014

    "In an era of fiscal constraint, how does the Ontario government get the biggest bang for its buck out of this fund? The answer is right under its nose: trust in the made-in-Ontario Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) model."

    Allan O'Dette, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce - Dec. 2014

    "While familiar with, and an advocate of, the design build methodology and the risk transfer associated with this construction method, one of the key challenges in any build is the construction schedule. The AFP model transfers the risk of the construction schedule back to the builder in an effective way. Infrastructure Ontario assisted the College through the complexities of the project agreement that supports AFP, and Humber considers this a significant enhancement to the delivery of this project."

     Chris Whitaker, President & CEO and Rani K. Dhaliwal, Senior Vice President, Planning & Corporate Services, & CFO, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning - Dec. 2014

    "The expertise Infrastructure Ontario brought to the table ensured the design of our new hospital, which will open to patients in the spring of 2017, will be a welcoming place of recovery for our whole community."

    Cathy Szabo, President & CEO, Providence Care, Kingston – Nov. 2014

    “The concept of Infrastructure Ontario assembling and contracting the necessary expertise for such large scale public projects is essential and highly valuable. In addition to that, having a centralized and standardized infrastructure program and procurement methodology has, in my mind, brought the scale of developers and contractors to Ontario and to these projects that are required to deliver high-quality, sustainable infrastructure. My observation of the outcome of that process for the $1.2B Bridgepoint Hospital project is that the hospital got what it and our healthcare system needed - a state-of-the-art building that is delivering fantastic results for patients and our system. And the taxpayers got what they needed, a well-managed, fair and transparent procurement and delivery process that has delivered demonstrable value.”

    Marian Walsh, President & CEO, Bridgepoint Hospital - Nov. 2014

    "Infrastructure Ontario and its partners have a strong track record of delivering infrastructure projects, within budget and in a timely manner."

    Hon. Brian Tobin, Vice Chair - BMO Capital Markets Press Release – Nov. 2014

    "Infrastructure Ontario has done some great jobs, great contracts, in the Province of Ontario and I think this is just another one.  I know they will bring it in on-budget and on-time which is what the taxpayers appreciate.  They’ve hired good architects, good contractors, and I believe that Infrastructure Ontario is building some great projects in the Province of Ontario.”

    Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga (from 1978-2014) - Sheridan College Groundbreaking – Oct. 2014

    “Three years after Sault Area Hospital opened the doors of its new facility on Great Northern Road, officials say financing of the hospital’s construction and ongoing maintenance has been a success. The hospital was built under what is known as a public-private partnership, or P3.”

    Darren Taylor, Soo Today – Apr. 2014

    “Around the world, P3 projects are fast becoming the route to providing lower-cost, higher-quality public infrastructure. Combining private financing with user-pay fees would help cash-strapped governments be able to pay for them.”

    Gwyn Morgan, Globe and Mail – Mar. 2014

    “The system, called alternative financing and procurement (AFP) in Canada, is now a government standard for infrastructure projects in countries like Australia and Britain. And IO has spent about the last seven years developing this public-private partnership (P3) to attract the private sector to help build new hospital infrastructure.”

    The Globe and Mail – Jan. 2014

    “Ontario's PPP market is one of the greatest infrastructure triumphs of the last decade, having successfully procured a number of deals in social infra – particularly healthcare. The Canadian province is now looking at investing in the transport sector, and with a fresh pipeline of deals announced in 2013, there are no signs of it slowing.”

    Ila Halai, Inspiratia – Jan. 2014

    “P3 is a generational approach that determines the value of money, pays for performance, and value engineers for lifecycle cost and performance. A region that wants to be competitive and efficient must think and act strategically about infrastructure.”

    Charles Whatley, Saporta Report – Jan. 2014

    “IO is recognized as an international leader in leveraging private-sector expertise to deliver projects on time and on budget, while maintaining proper public ownership and control of core public infrastructure assets”

    “Collectively, IO’s professionals have significant construction and project management expertise across various sectors, including, hospitals, courthouses, detention centres, roads, transit, highway service centres, data centre, sports facilities, education facilities and police station.”

    HM Treasury: A New Approach to Public Private Partnerships – Dec. 2012

    “For years the Ontario government struggled to get capital projects done on-time and on-budget. The challenge created by irregular levels of ability with the government to manage complex project and their sky-high costs became more acute when the public/private partnership trend revolutionized the delivery of infrastructure. By establishing Infrastructure Ontario, the government set up an agency that was sophisticated to manage these sometimes complex and first-of-a-kind partnerships. This innovation brings to Ontario the best expertise in lending and project delivery, saving the government billions and resulting in better public facilities.”

    The Globe and Mail – Oct. 2012