100+ Committee Members
2 Owners and 8 Partners
90+ Meetings Per Year
9 Specialty and 3 Management Committees
5+ Reviews Per Standard Per Revision
2 Publications Per Year (April and November)
280+ Standard Specifications (OPSS)
760+ Standard Drawings (OPSD)
All add up to enhancing billions of dollars of
capital infrastructure in Ontario per year.


Why Use Ontario Provincial Standards?

  • Consistent and cost effective for Owners and Contractors.
  • Easy to read and understand; Clear and concise.
  • Reduces contract preparation time.
  • Maximizes return on infrastructure investment.
  • Quality standards and products list.
  • Standards and product lists updated by practitioners and experts.

OPS Committee Coordinators Nov 30 2016.pdf

News and Activities

Please be advised that this website is currently under review by the Head OPS Administration and as such numerous documents have been removed and some will be replaced by more up to date versions or as with many others such as Policies and Procedures, completely eliminated.

A new "OPS Users Guide" document as attached replaces many of the removed documents, including the previous OPS Handout - Instructions documents etc.  This new document also includes the action items from the 2013-14 OPS Review Recommendations as contained in the attached OPS Communication - 2015-05-21 document .

 OPS User Guide for Roads and Public Works - June 28 2016.pdf

OPS Communication - 2015-05-21.pdf

I hope to have the entire website completely updated by Spring 2018.  Thank you for your patience. 

Duane Myers , Head OPS Administration

 OPS Nov 30_ 2017 Publication Cycle Completed.pdf