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 Ontario.ca, 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.


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COVID-19 Business Supports

Helping Your Business Respond to COVID-19

April 28, 2020 - Ongoing

Ontario is moving quickly to support the frontlines and businesses during the COVID-19. To help remove obstacles and streamline Ontario’s ability to respond to the outbreak and navigate through it, several temporary rules and regulations have been put in place.

To support your ongoing work during COVID-19, you can request a temporary regulation or policy to change to help:

  • assist the health care system meet the needs of needs of the emergency
  • assist businesses in retooling or producing essential or health-related products and supplies
  • make it easier for businesses trying to operate remotely or in a non-traditional fashion and are facing unexpected challenges
    Ontario is moving
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Environment

Cedar Springs Community Expansion Project

November 15, 2021 - Ongoing

Enbridge Gas Inc.  is proposing to construct the Cedar Springs Community Expansion Project to provide safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas to the community of Cedar Springs in the City of Burlington. The Project will involve the construction of up to approximately 6 km of natural gas pipeline in the road allowance of Britannia Road, Cedar Springs Road, Cedar Springs Court, as well as a portion of 2 Side Road and Medad Springs Crescent.

There will be a Virtual Open House available Nov 15, 2021, and finishing Dec 15, 2021.

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Transportation

Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan

June 29,2021 - August 28,2021

The Ministry of Transportation is engaging with its partners to develop a long-term vision for mobility in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) to 2051. As the GGH’s population continues to grow, there is a redoubled effort on how to best use provincial, municipal and private sector infrastructure, services and programs for the better mobility of all.


View our new discussion paper about the Greater Golden Horseshoe transportation plan and share your feedback by completing this survey.


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Skyway Southbound Structural Lane Rehabilitation

Nov 2021 - Ongoing

Notice of Study Commencement

The Ministry of Transportation has retained WSP Canada Inc. to undertake the Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study for the structural rehabilitation of the QEW Burlington Skyway southbound lane, within the City of Hamilton and the City of Burlington.

The Study includes the widening of the QEW  by one lane in the Niagara-bound direction between north of North Shore Boulevard NE/W off ramp and the Burlington Skyway, and associated N-S on-ramp re-alignment.

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Red Tape Reduction

Help Government Work Better

October 18, 2019 - Ongoing

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

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Cutting Red Tape for Business

October 18, 2019 - Ongoing

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.

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