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Mineral Aggregate Resources
•Sand, gravel and stone
Building a foundation for our Human Needs
• In 2009, Ontario used 153 million tonnes of aggregate
• 60% of aggregate production is used in roads
• 50% of aggregate used by the public sector
• Aggregate is used in manufacturing: glass, paint,
paper, fertilizer, insulation, plastics, flooring…
*State of Aggregate Resource in
3 Ontario Study (SAROS, February,
Building the foundation of our Economy
•Aggregate Industry directly creates 9,000 jobs
•In 2010, contributed $1.37 billion to Ontario’s GDP
construction industry consumes > 80% of
aggregate used in Ontario
• employs 250,000 people;
• generates $44.7 billion in economic activity
•No substitute for the aggregate resource
State of Aggregate Resource in Ontario Study
•Expectdemand to continue for primary
•Publicis concerned about social &
environmental costs of extraction, but
appreciates infrastructure development
•Ontariohas abundant, high quality aggregate
• 93% of unlicenced bedrock resources have
environmental, planning and agricultural
Provincial Policy Statement, 2005
Section 2.5 - Mineral Aggregate Resources
• Protection of long-term resource supply
• Extraction in Prime Agricultural Areas
• Wayside Pits/Quarries, Portable Asphalt/ Concrete Plants
Planning for Aggregate Resources
Aggregate Resource Constraint Modelling:
• Resource data
• Resource economics
• Socio-environmental constraints
A tool for determining
“We are the Champions”
• non-renewable resource, fixed locations;
• Basic necessity of our economy and society;
What is available for future use?
• protect resources & operations
• land use planning, legislation, resource conservation
Aggregate Resources Inventory Master Plan –
United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Contact the Ministry of Natural
Kemptville District Office
10 Campus Drive, Postal Bag 2002,
10 Campus Drive, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0
Anda Rungis, District Planner
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