Policy Solutions for Ontario's Prosperity

Evidence-based policies for Ontario’s long-term opportunity and prosperity

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The Ontario 360 project is housed at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

Ontario 360 focuses on “demand-driven” research, analysis, and policy recommendations to support economic growth and job creation in the Province of Ontario. It does this by examining Ontario opportunities and challenges (including through consultations with policymakers), and then by commissioning independent research and “policy-ready” publications by experts and practitioners aimed at informing and shaping the Ontario government’s own policy development.

Ontario 360 is independent, non-partisan, and fact-based. Our advisory council and authors, as well as Munk School faculty, students, alumni, and supporters do not necessarily endorse or affirm the policy recommendations advanced in our publications.

Since our founding in 2018, Ontario 360 has published about 100 policy papers and briefing memos, hosted online discussions and policy breakfasts, held briefings and consultations with provincial policymakers, and generated considerable media attention regarding our work.

Ontario 360’s new season of policy papers, videos, and other forms of engagement is underway. The 2023 programme focuses on policy insights across key topics including productivity growth, infrastructure, energy, procurement, and tax reform.

Rudyard Griffiths is Ontario 360 project chair. Ontario 360’s project directors are Sean Speer and Drew Fagan.

For more information on Ontario 360, please contact us at ontario.360@utoronto.ca.


November 30, 2023

Public-Private Partnerships: Is a reassessment underway?

For 20 years, public-private partnerships have been the favoured model for delivering large scale infrastructure in Canada. To date, there are 291 active PPPs in the country, making Canada one of the leading users of PPPs globally. PPPs have always been contentious, fostering vigorous debate about the implications of greater private participation in public infrastructure compared to more traditional options. Advocates claim PPPs are an effective way of achieving value for money, while critics emphasize concerns about loss of control over key civic assets.

An Introduction to the Ontario 360 Project