Please note: This registration form is for accredited members of the working media only.
Information about the Stakeholder Lockup can be obtained by calling 1 866 989 9002.

Date, time and location:

Wednesday, March 25th. The Media Lockup will be held at the MTCC: South Building - 222 Bremner Boulevard on the 700 level. 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. The Lockup Manager will release the Lockup after the Minister of Finance has begun his Budget speech in the Ontario Legislature. This usually occurs shortly after 4:00 p.m.


News organizations must provide names of representatives attending the Lockup.

Complete the online registration form and submit electronically. Your registration MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 noon on Friday, March 20th to Scott Blodgett, Ministry of Finance Media Relations. He can be contacted by phone at 416-728-9791, or by email Scott.Blodgett@ontario.ca.

Please note, if you do not register on time, we cannot guarantee you a spot in the media room.

Media Accreditation:

On Budget day, press identification or letters of affiliation with photo ID must be presented to Ministry of Finance staff at the registration desk upon arrival.

Registration Process:

To make the Ontario Budget Lockup and registration process as smooth and efficient as possible, we encourage you to review the registration process so that you are properly prepared.

Security Measures: 

The wireless capability of desktop, laptop and portable computers must be disabled before entering the Lockup. You may not enable this capability to transmit any information during the Lockup.

No cellular phone, BlackBerry, Bluetooth-enabled or other personal digital assistant (PDA), wireless microphone, radio transmitter, electronic device or any other equipment that would permit the transmission/receipt of information by any means to a location or receiver outside the Lockup will be allowed.


It is recommended that technical or A/V equipment should be installed in the Media Lockup room at the MTCC between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24th.  It must be removed by 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th.

Embargoed News Conferences:

The Minister of Finance will hold an embargoed news conference at the MTCC. Opposition response to follow.

Media Kits: 

Media kits will include print and electronic copies of the Ontario Budget documents in both English and French.

Ontario Budget documents will be available on the Internet on the Ministry of Finance's website at www.ontario.ca/budget and www.fin.gov.on.ca shortly after the Minister begins his speech.


A light lunch will be provided. Beverages will be available throughout the day.


Scott Blodgett
Senior Media Relations Advisor
Communications Services Branch
Ministry of Finance


Media accreditation will be required.

Please advise when you register if you require any accommodation under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.