The Ministry of Transportation strives to be a world leader in moving people and goods safely, efficiently and sustainably to support a globally competitive economy and a high quality of life.
2016 Mandate letter: Transportation
Premier's instructions to the Minister on priorities for the year 2016.
2016 Parliamentary Assistant Mandate Letter: Transportation
The Minister’s instructions to the Parliamentary Assistant on priorities.
Some quick facts about Ministry of Transportation
- Year created: 1916
- Number of employees: 3,575
- Head offices in Downsview, Toronto and St. Catharines
- Ministry of Transportation offices
- The Ministry of Transportation 1916-2016: A history
Ontario's rules about transportation can be found in the Highway Traffic Act. This act deals with vehicle licensing and classification, traffic offences, the administration of loads and other transport-related issues.
Agencies, boards and commissions
The ministry is affiliated with a number of agencies, which are independent bodies established by the government but not part of the ministry.
Metrolinx was created to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Its mission is to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for the region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.
- Minister’s mandate letter to Metrolinx
- Metrolinx response to Minister of Transportation Letter of Direction
The Ontario Highway Transport Board controls entry and maintains an orderly development in the business of transporting passengers for compensation in public vehicles, both within Ontario and to other jurisdictions.