Ontario students will soon be able to take advantage of new and improved learning spaces, as more than 50 new and renovated schools will open or re-open in communities across the province in the coming months.
The improvements were made as part of an investment of over $420 million from the province. The investment allowed the creation of 25 new elementary and secondary schools; 16 new additions to existing schools; and 13 major renovation projects to existing schools.
Together, these schools will also include more than 960 new high-quality, licensed child care spaces to support young children and their families.
“These new and improved school facilities will benefit students in communities across the province,” said Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, in a press release. “Our historic investment in infrastructure is creating better learning environments to support Ontario students.”
Since 2013, the government has invested a total of $9.3 billion in capital funding for school boards to support over 120 new schools and 140 additions and renovations. This year alone, Ontario invested $1.4 billion in improving school buildings by repairing and upgrading elements including roofs, flooring and plumbing systems.