Plans for Ontario legislature renovations ‘a touch’ delayed, minister says | Globalnews.ca


Work to renovate Ontario’s legislature is still in relatively early planning stages, but it has already seen “a touch” of a delay, the minister in charge said Tuesday.

Work to renovate Ontario’s legislature is still in relatively early planning stages, but it has already seen “a touch” of a delay, the minister in charge of the $1-billion-plus undertaking said Tuesday.
Legislative Affairs Minister Paul Calandra’s comments came after the committee he tasked with overseeing the rehabilitation heard from staff about a multitude of exterior considerations for the project — from the more than 30 statues, monuments and plaques on the grounds, to the three Japanese flowering cherry trees, to the subway and “abandoned and unknown” infrastructure that lies below.
The director of the precinct properties branch told the committee Tuesday that a historic structures report, which includes both the building and the grounds of the legislature, should be complete in a year and a half.
Calandra said it is looking like his hoped-for timeline, of having the next parliament convene for the first time after the 2026 election in a temporary location while legislature renovations are underway, likely won’t happen.


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