Axle Weight Pilot Project Finished August 26, 2019
The objective of the pilot project was to develop a database that will help standardize the way allowable gross weights and axle weights are collected, stored and used for compliance.
TEMPLATE Letter for Members to Use to Submit Responses to ERO Posting on Growth Plan February 13, 2019
The government has submitted a proposal to make Modifications to O. Reg. 311/06 (Transitional Matters - Growth Plans) made under the Places to Grow Act, 2005 to implement the Proposed Amendment to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017. OSSGA has made the point to the government that the current policy framework is not working. Approvals for new mineral aggregate operations in Southern Ontario are taking up to 10 years to complete the process. There are too many overlapping policies and inconsistent approaches between the Provincial Plans, Regional Official Plans, Local Official Plans and Conservation Authority policies regarding the management of this essential non-renewable resource.
Specification Alert February 6, 2019
Please be advised that there have been changes made to Aggregate Specifications for OPSS 1002, April 2018. This revised specification has been included in several MTO tender documents recently, most notably MTO Contract #2018-2024, Hwy 400 & Hwy 89 Interchange, Closing Feb. 14, 2019 and has raised concerns with many suppliers.
Avenues Winter 2019 Issue Now Available! February 5, 2019
The newest Winter 2019 issue of Avenues Magazine is now available online!

OSSGA Launches Gravel Vote 2018

February 22, 2018 at 2:28 PM

Join the conversation by engaging with candidates from across Ontario as we launch our campaign to educate elected officials on the importance of aggregate to the Ontario economy. Ontario’s aggregate industry contributes an estimated $1.6 billion of GDP to the economy of Ontario.  It supports 7,600 jobs directly – and more than 357,000 construction jobs in Ontario.  Public policy has a direct impact on the availability of high-quality, close-to-market aggregate.  Governments of all levels have committed to building desperately needed new roads, bridges, subways and waste systems. Election time provides an important opportunity to connect with candidates about the importance of aggregate to the economy and the future of Ontario.


Visit Gravel Vote 2018 to find out who your local candidates are (or will be), pick up key messages, suggested social media, links to polls and more.