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.


March 21, 2024

Challenging Times: Looking Ahead to the 2024 Ontario Budget

The provincial economy and finances have weakened over the past year. The 2024 Ontario Budget represents an important opportunity for the Ontario government to demonstrate strong leadership amid troubling times. In this Ontario 360 policy brief, the former Chief Economist of Ontario offers policy advice as the budget that the Minister of Finance will deliver on March 26th is on the horizon, with concrete advise on housing, social assistance, climate change and post-secondary education.

An Introduction to the Ontario 360 Project