Bill 178 2011
An Act to amend the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act to name Highway 403 the Alexander Graham Bell Parkway
Note: This Act amends the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act. For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.
The major portion of Highway 403 runs from Woodstock through to Burlington. At the heart of this route is the City of Brantford and, while many try to claim Alexander Graham Bell as their own, Brantford is where he spent much of his formative years. It is here that Mr. Bell did much of his creative work that would fundamentally change the way society lived and worked.
Alexander Graham Bell will forever be remembered as the inventor of the telephone and Ontarians can be proud that many of his advancements on this significant project occurred in Brantford. Throughout his life, he also worked tirelessly to improve the health of others, most notably improving life for the hearing impaired and with his invention of the iron lung.
Naming Highway 403 in his honour would not only recognize Mr. Bell's links to the city at the heart of this highway, but would also pay tribute to a man who was a great inventor and a tireless humanitarian; a man who helped this province gain the global recognition it deserves.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. The Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act is amended by adding the following section:
36.1 The part of the King's Highway designated as controlled-access Highway 403 shall be known in English as the Alexander Graham Bell Parkway and in French as promenade Alexander Graham Bell.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the Alexander Graham Bell Parkway Act, 2011.
The Bill amends the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act to name Highway 403 the Alexander Graham Bell Parkway.