The Good Roads
Annual Conference

Program

Sunday, April 16, 2023


The 2023 annual meeting of the Good Roads Advisory Board of Past Presidents.


Quebec Room



Algonquin Room



The annual joint meeting of the Good Roads Board of Directors and the Good Roads Advisory Board of Past Presidents.


Quebec Room



Registration for the 2022 Good Roads Conference opens. Delegates can pick up their conference identification and other materials at the registration booth in the Convention Foyer located immediately adjacent to the main elevator area on the Convention Level.


Convention Foyer



“The wave of retirements currently hitting Ontario’s municipalities will continue for the next 5-10 years. In this time, over 50% of municipal employees will be eligible for retirement! As municipalities provide the essential services that are key to maintaining a high quality of life, it is imperative that they be staffed by qualified and competent individuals. Those working in this field help ensure that our infrastructure doesn’t collapse, that our roads remain clear, and that our water is safe to drink.

As part of the 2023 Good Roads Conference, students will have the opportunity to speak directly with municipal professionals about the important work they do every day. Panelists will share their thoughts and experiences with students interested in this type of career. Those in attendance will learn:

Why they should consider a career in municipal government; The type of knowledge, skills, abilities/competencies, or qualifications required to work for their municipality;

    • What it takes to succeed;
    • Opportunities for growth;
    • How the industry is evolving; and
    • What to expect in this line of work.

The panel discussion will be followed by a networking session. Students will have the opportunity to speak directly to those working in municipal government.”


Northwest Territories







The Good Roads trade show boasts more than 100 exhibitors serving the municipal sector. Plan to take some time during the conference to visit our exhibitors. Booths can be found on the Convention Floor Foyer, Ballroom and Concert Hall.


Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom



Get reacquainted with old friends and make new ones. Join us in the exhibit halls on the Convention Level for the opening reception. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Refreshment stations can be found in the Concert Hall, Ballroom and the Convention Foyer. Be sure to visit with the exhibitors while you are there.


Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom


Monday, April 17, 2023


Registration for the 2023 Good Roads Conference. Delegates can pick up their conference identification and other materials at the registration booth in the Convention Foyer located immediately adjacent to the main elevator area on the Convention Level.


Convention Foyer



Delegates can partake in a delicious continental breakfast of assorted muffins and danishes, whole fresh fruit, juice, tea and coffee. This will be served in the foyer just outside the Canadian Room, Convention Level.


Convention Foyer



The Good Roads trade show boasts more than 100 exhibitors serving the municipal sector. Plan to take some time during the conference to visit our exhibitors. Booths can be found on the Convention Floor Foyer, Ballroom and Concert Hall.


Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom



Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Ontario Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney will speak to delegates about the role the provincial government is playing in the municipal transportation sector.


Canadian Room



Coffee stations will be available throughout the exhibit halls (Concert Hall, Ballroom and Convention Foyer). Enjoy your morning coffee and have a chat with some of our many exhibitors.


Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom



Canadian Room







The award recognizes the successful collaboration between the municipalities and contractors for project excellence and innovation.


Canadian Room



Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing Steve Clark will speak to delegates about the role the provincial government is playing in the municipal affairs & housing sector.


Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Annual General Meeting of the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS). Registration opens at 1:00 pm, meeting begins at 1:30 pm.


Ontario Room



Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Coffee stations will be available throughout the exhibit halls (Concert Hall, Ballroom and Convention Foyer). Enjoy your morning coffee and have a chat with some of our many exhibitors.


Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom



Advancements in Pavement Preservation
MMS Five-Year Review
Ontario’s Energy Future
Utility Locates


Northwest Territories Room
Confederation 5&6
British Columbia Room
Ontario Room
Tudor 7&8




Tuesday, April 18, 2023


Registration for the 2023 Good Roads Conference. Delegates can pick up their conference identification and other materials at the registration booth in the Convention Foyer located immediately adjacent to the main elevator area on the Convention Level.


Convention Foyer



Delegates can partake in a delicious continental breakfast of assorted muffins and danishes, whole fresh fruit, juice, tea and coffee. This will be served in the foyer just outside the Canadian Room, Convention Level.


Convention Foyer



The Good Roads trade show boasts more than 100 exhibitors serving the municipal sector. Plan to take some time during the conference to visit our exhibitors. Booths can be found on the Convention Floor Foyer, Ballroom and Concert Hall.


Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom



Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Good Roads Association. All delegates from member municipalities and member First Nations are eligible to vote.


Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Minister of Infrastructure Kinga Surma will speak to delegates about the role the provincial government is playing in the municipal infrastructure sector.


Canadian Room



Canadian Room



John Fraser will outline the Ontario Liberal Party’s concerns with the government’s current approach and lay out how a Liberal government would do things differently.


Canadian Room



Coffee stations will be available throughout the exhibit halls (Concert Hall, Ballroom and Convention Foyer). Enjoy your morning coffee and have a chat with some of our many exhibitors.


Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom



Smart Cities II (Tentative)
Green Infrastructure
Future of the OAPC – Trillium Award Program


Ontario
Tudor 7&8
Confederation 5&6
Northwest Territories
British Columbia



Polls will open at 11:30 am. All delegates are eligible to vote regardless which Zone they are from.


Salon A





Toronto Traffic Management Centre



Project Budgeting in Times of Inflation
Recycled Aggregates
EVs & Public Charging Infrastructure


Tudor 7&8
British Columbia Room
Northwest Territories Room
Confederation 5&6
Ontario Room



Convention Foyer, Concert Hall, and Ballroom



Paul Schoppmann, Good Roads President, will present the results of the Board elections. Good Roads thanks all those who put their names forward.


Canadian Room



The award recognizes the successful collaboration between the municipalities and contractors for project excellence and innovation.


Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Canadian Room



Join your fellow delegates for our afternoon reception where you can network, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.


Ballroom


Wednesday, April 19, 2023


Registration for the 2023 Good Roads Conference. Delegates can pick up their conference identification and other materials in the Toronto Room.


Toronto Room



Start your morning off right with a hot breakfast. Delegates can partake of pork sausage; scrambled eggs; waffles; hash brown; breads; seasonal fruit salad; assorted fruit and yogurt.


Convention Foyer



Win an Apple Watch! To enter, delegates must drop their ticket in the drum on Wednesday morning outside the Canadian Room. Only those present can qualify to win.


Canadian Room



Outgoing Good Roads President Paul Schoppmann will pass the gavel to incoming Good Roads President.


Canadian Room



Mike Schreiner will outline the Green Party of Ontario’s concerns with the government’s current approach and lay out how a Green government would do things differently.


Canadian Room



Canadian Room



The competition showcases the ingenuity of municipal employees and recognizes innovations and achievements that improve the efficiency of municipal transportation and public works services and operations.


Canadian Room



The Final Word provides an opportunity to have your most vexing municipal government questions answered by an all-star roster of experts in the fields of administration, planning, law, construction, drainage, public works and more. Submit your questions in advance at the registration desk or live during the session!


Canadian Room



Win an Apple iPad! To enter, delegates must drop their ticket in the drum on Wednesday morning outside the Canadian Room. Only those present can qualify to win.


Canadian Room



Good Roads President Paul Schoppmann will close the 2023 Good Roads Conference.


Canadian Room



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