Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's hopeful that she can work with the New Democrats to pass the spring budget and avoid an election.
The Conservatives say they won't support the throne speech and that the only way to save Ontario from Liberal mismanagement is to "change the team."
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says her party will keep the minority government afloat for now by voting for the throne speech.
But she says if the budget doesn't meet her list of demands, she'll withdraw that support — which could trigger an election.
Wynne says people often bring demands to the table, but that's just the starting point.
She says her hope is that as the talks continue, they'll find some common ground, such as tackling youth unemployment.