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EVERYONE USES AGGREGATE


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EVERYONE USES AGGREGATE


Regardless of where we work, live and play,
each of us uses stone, sand and gravel every day. 

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WHERE SHOULD IT COME FROM?


WHERE SHOULD IT COME FROM?


In Ontario, the majority of high-quality aggregate is in Southern Ontario. The location is the result of glacial activity which took place 23,000 - 10,000 years ago.

Masses of ice advancing out of the Great Lakes joined to cover Southern Ontario. That's why more than 50% of the Province's aggregate production occurs in Southern Ontario.

Today, this locally sourced, non-renewable material is used to build our roads, schools, hospitals and more. It's a highly important resource to our quality of life!

And the fact that it's close to where it's needed is a good thing.

Trucking gravel from long distances is expensive, both in terms of money
and greenhouse gas emissions. 
Every extra kilometre is a cost to society. 

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KEEP IT LOCAL


KEEP IT LOCAL


Local aggregate pits and quarries are the responsible answer. 

Supply needs to be close-to-market, so it is vital that producers
and communities work together to ensure a balanced approach
to meeting the aggregate needs of Ontarians.

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THERE IS HIGH-DEMAND


THERE IS HIGH-DEMAND


Demand for high-quality aggregate is growing, and 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 infrastructure needs to grow with it. 

The Ontario government has promised $130 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 over the next 25 years.

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SAFE & CLEAN


SAFE & CLEAN


The aggregate industry is safe, clean
and environmentally responsible.

Pits and quarries are required
to protect water quality and quantity.

No chemicals are used when processing aggregate.

Operators work hard to protect
local wildlife and species at risk.

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REHABILITATION


REHABILITATION


Operators also work diligently with communities to minimize
dust, noise and visual distractions on-site.

Progressive and final rehabilitation is the law, and producers are committed to enhancing biodiversityand innovative after-uses of aggregate sites.

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WORKING TOGETHER


WORKING TOGETHER


The aggregate industry works together with government
and the public to build complete communities from the ground up.