How to get involved

A public consultation provides an opportunity for you to weigh in on decisions being made by government. They can happen at any phase of the decision making process. You may be asked to:

  • help identify priorities and issues
  • give feedback on draft policies and plans
  • help develop a solution to a problem

Public consultations happen on, Ministry websites, in person, through expert advisory groups and limited stakeholder engagements.

Inviting your input is part of the Ontario government’s overall approach to public engagement.

What’s listed on this directory

This directory includes online and in-person public consultations. It’s in a beta phase, meaning we will continue to make it a more complete listing of all consultations from across government.

View past consultations.

Consultations are also available through the Regulatory Registry, Long-term Care Licensing Registry and Environmental Registry.

Find a public consultation

Metrolinx - GO Expansion Program: New Track & Facilities Transit Project assessment Process

As the population of the Greater Golden Horsehoe continues to increase, so does traffic and congestion. Metrolinx is proposing to improve the GO Rail Network to bring 15-minute, two-way electrified service to core parts of the rail network through the GO Expansion Program. This Program aims to increase service along serveral track lines, such as Lakeshore West.  Interested persons are encouraged to review the below document and provide comments by January 28, 202.

Status: Closed 
Ongoing: 30 day Public Review Period, from December 30, 2020 to January 28, 2021

Metrolinx: Track & Facilities Document

Integrated Mobility Plan - Virtual Panel

The City of Burlington and Dillon Consulting are undertaking their first Integrated Mobility Plan consultation to develop a strategy that supports future mobility planning. The Panel will tackle subjects such as the future of mobility; opportunities and challenges related to public health and the environment; social impacts of transportation, and how multi-modal transportation networks will shape how we get around for the next 25 years. Community engagement will launch on Thursday October 15th, 2020, and interested parties are required to register if they are interested in participating. Upon completion, the review will be available for public review and comment.

Status: Closed 
Ongoing- The  Virtual Panel will be held on Thursday, October 15th, 2020, from  7pm-9pm


Highway 403 & Highway 6 Interchange Improvements - Public Information Centre #1

The Ministry of Transportation has retained AECOM Canada Ltd. to undertake a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study for Highway 403 and Highway 6 interchange infrastructure renewal. The study limits extend from Grindstone Creek westerly to Old Guelph Road on Highway 403, and from Highway 6 and Highway 403 interchange to Bruce Trail on Highway 6. 

Status: Closed 
Ongoing - Public Question Period will be held on June 25th, 2020, from 10am-8pm. 


Cutting Red Tape

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is looking for feedback on cutting red tape across government to help reduce regulatory burden and help businesses thrive.

Status: Open 
October 18, 2019 - ongoing


Help government work better

The Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is looking for sensible and practical ideas on how to help make government work better and smarter for Ontario families.

Status: Open



Commencement of Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP)

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation(MTO) is conducting a study for the 407 Transit-way from west of Brant Street in the City of Burlington to west of Hurontario Street in the City of Brampton. During the assessment process, the environmental impact of the proposed project will be examined, as always stakeholders are welcome to provide ideas and feedback.

Status: Closed  

Thursday, April 16, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020

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Developing A New Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is looking for your feedback on ways to reduce poverty in Ontario. Your feedback will help in the creation of a new five-year poverty reduction strategy.

Status: Closed
January 30 – March 30, 2020

2020 Budget consultations

The Ministry of Finance is looking to hear your ideas for the 2020 Ontario Budget.

Status: Closed
January 17, 2020 – March 17, 2020

Connecting southwestern Ontario

The Ministry of Transportation is looking for your feedback on the southwestern Ontario transportation plan. This will help us build an integrated transportation system for the future.

Status: Closed
January 17, 2020 – March 17, 2020


GO Expansion: Open House

To get people moving the government of Ontario is actively building and upgrading existing GO Rail stations, adding new tracking, building and opening new maintenance and storage facilities, expanding and revitalizing bridges around our region and improving pedestrian connections. Join Metrolinx at their Burlington Open House to learn about upcoming GO transit projects.

Status: Closed

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Central Recreation Centre, 519 Drury Lane, Burlington, L7R2X3

407 Transitway - Public Information Centre #2

The Ministry of Transportation is conducting a study for the 407 Transitway from west of Brant Street in the City of Burlington to west of Hurontario Street in the City of Brampton. This 43 km segment forms part of the 150 km long high-speed inter-regional Transitway facility planned to be ultimately constructed on a separate right-of-way that parallels Highway 407ETR.

Status: Closed

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Mainway Recreation Centre, 4015 Mainway, Burlington, ON  L7P3N9

Metrolinx Town Hall

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster and the Senior Management Team will be in Halton to answer questions about services, transit planning or anything else.

Status: Closed

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Burlington GO Station, Main Building (South Side), 2101 Fairview Street, Burlington, ON  L7R2C8