As you travel through Ontario you’ve likely passed an operating quarry or gravel pit without even knowing it; there may even be one in your community. Some people think that pits and quarries are unnecessary. But stone, sand and gravel are vital to our daily lives, from the roads we drive on, to the buildings in which we work, live and play. Ontario continues to grow, and our demand for high-quality aggregate is increasing. As a result, new sources will be needed. That is why it is critical we all understand the facts about this vital industry.
By 2041, Ontario’s population is expected to grow by approximately 30%, and our infra- structure needs to grow with it. The Ontario government has promised $230 billion in spending with projects including transit, housing, sewer maintenance, roadways, schools and more. The Greater Golden Horseshoe is expected to need more than 2 billion tonnes of stone, sand and gravel over the next 25 years.
Learn more about Ontario’s need for high-quality, close-to-market aggregate at GravelFacts.ca