October 21, 2021
This report examines ideas raised by a virtual roundtable of energy experts, providing a deeper analysis of how the Ontario government and the Independent Electricity System Operator make use of energy forecasting in their decision-making; and what insights can be learned from other sectors, models and jurisdictions.
October 6, 2021
This paper examines an “regeneration toolkit” for an economic development strategy regarding mid-sized cities, and applies it’s lessons to four Ontario cities that have experienced the economic and social consequences of de-industrialization in recent decades.
June 7, 2021
This paper explores why manufacturing matters greatly for Ontario and outlines steps on how the province should engage supportive policies and partnerships to ensure Ontario remains Canada's manufacturing hub.
May 13, 2021
In this paper, Tianna Follwell and Sam Andrey show how streaming has harmful and disadvantageous consequences for both individual students and education systems more broadly.
May 3, 2021
This overview of an ON360 hosted roundtable discussion sheds light on Ontario's long-term energy planning process.
April 20, 2021
This paper, co-authored by University of Toronto professors Matti Siemiatycki and Drew Fagan, outlines the complex planning context regarding transit-oriented communities, including the Ontario government’s recently passed Transit-Oriented Communities Act.
February 17, 2021
In this policy paper Mitchell Davidson examines investment attraction models in peer jurisdictions to better understand the key design and operational questions that the Ontario and Alberta governments must address as they stand up their own investment attraction agencies.
January 26, 2021
Sean Speer, Drew Fagan and Luka Glozic examine current economic planning efforts by Canadian policymakers, how they compare to other jurisdictions, and how best to plan for the post pandemic future.
December 17, 2020
André Côté, Alexi White and Michael Cuenco explore the need for Ontario's Higher Education system to move beyond traditional programs and models.
December 17, 2020
Andre Cote and Alexi White discuss how two concurrent crises in Higher Education (outdated business models, coupled with COVID19) creates an opportunity to focus on important new population of learners -- working age Ontarians.
November 23, 2020
Noah Zon explores the communications-related uncertainty around the programs and policies the Canadian and provincial governments have implemented since the beginning of COVID-19.
November 12, 2020
Jonah Goldberg and Sean Speer discuss how Ontario can play a leadership role in strategies to improve Canadian federalism as part of post-pandemic recovery planning.
October 23, 2020
Sean Speer, Drew Fagan and Michael Cuenco outline best practices for budgeting in crisis, offering advice and insight for policymakers charged with planning the next Ontario budget, due in November.
October 1, 2020
Sean Speer, Drew Fagan and Luka Glozic explore the unprecedented damage to Ontario's economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper offers recommendations to help restore Ontario's economy and boost growth.
May 13, 2020
Ontario has been severely disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis, and with it has come a severe disruption of the province’s public policy priorities. The transition from economic stabilization to economic renewal will be highly challenging.
February 27, 2020
George Vegh outlines the need for the Ontario government to establish a more evidence-based model for energy procurement.
February 20, 2020
Sean Speer examines various Ontario policy reforms that are aimed at improving the province’s investment climate.
February 13, 2020
Brian Dijkema and Sean Speer outline the significant focus the Ontario government has placed on advancing skilled trades as part of its overall economic agenda.
January 30, 2020
Jon Medow and Ollie Sheldrick summarize best practices from across the country, aiming to improve credential recognition in regulated occupations.
January 23, 2020
The Province of Ontario and its municipalities should review the current division of responsibilities for planning, regulating, funding, and delivering key services to Ontarians.
November 26, 2019
Kevin McCarthy and Sean Speer outline how to support Ontario's ambitious fiscal agenda.
November 20, 2019
Jamison Steeve and Sean Speer on business support programs and their effectiveness
November 13, 2019
Weseem Ahmed discusses Ontario’s Urban-Rural Divide.
November 13, 2019
Lorenzo Gonzalez and Sean Speer outline how economic growth and dynamism have not been evenly distributed across the province, especially when rural and urban areas are compared.
November 5, 2019
Karen Myers, Kelly Pasolli and Simon Harding on Skills Development
October 29, 2019
Noah Zon and Thomas Granofsky on resetting social assistance reform
October 17, 2018
Charles Lammam and Sean Speer on the need to modernize Ontario's regulatory policy
October 15, 2018
Paul Boothe and Alister Smith on improving Ontario's economic competitiveness
April 26, 2018
Jennifer Robson on Better Life Chances for Ontario's Children
April 18, 2018
Trevor Tombe on an Evidence-Based Climate Policy for Ontario
April 11, 2018
Livio Di Matteo on Restoring Ontario’s Long-term Fiscal Sustainability
March 21, 2018
An introduction to Ontario 360