Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis
  • In 2018, OMERS contributed over $10 billion to Ontario’s GDP and supported over 101,000 jobs through its members’ pension spending and its operations and investments. This contribution was especially important in Central Ontario, where OMERS supported the most jobs relative to the region’s population, and in Northern Ontario, the region with the largest number of OMERS pension recipients relative to its population.
  • Considerable changes bring significant uncertainties to the execution of planning and approval processes and come at a time when housing development and planning decisions need to be made to ensure sustainable and prosperous growth in the GTHA
  • Given the crucial nature of timely public infrastructure investment to the prosperity of Ontario, an updated analysis was conducted to see what progress has, or has not, been made towards sustainable infrastructure investment. Ontario's predicament: increasing infrastructure investment via debt financing could result in continued long-term deficits, while rolling back investments could result in greater economic setbacks.
  • CANCEA applies its systems approach and big data modeling platform to housing affordability to quantitatively determine the major drivers of decreasing affordability in Ontario and the GTHA.
  • A quantitative investigation into the impacts of transit (and the Regional Express Rail specifically) on housing affordability in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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