Stone, Sand & Gravel: The Hole Story
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.
Every Ontarian Uses 14 Tonnes of Stone, Sand & Gravel Each Year.
Why not produce less?
Our industry only produces as much stone, sand and gravel (also known as “aggregate”) as the market demands. In fact, we're using aggregate faster than we can develop available supplies for the future. The projected consumption of stone, sand and gravel in Ontario for the next 25 years is 4 billion tonnes – and the majority of it is for public infrastructure.