Ontario is investing in building 10 new schools, completing renovations or additions to 28 existing schools, and creating a combined total of 460 new licensed child care spaces across the province.
Education Minister Mitzie Hunter announced the 38 new capital projects in schools across the province while visiting Glen Brae Elementary School in Hamilton. The funding will go towards building modern learning environments and improving programming opportunities for students.
“By building the best possible learning environments for our students, we are laying the groundwork for their future success,” said Minister Hunter, in a press release. “These new and renovated schools will support the well-being and achievement of students across the province for years to come.”
This year, Ontario is investing $225 million in major school infrastructure projects across the province. Over the next five years, the province is investing up to $1.6 billion in new capital funding to support the creation of 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, other public spaces and communities. Since 2013, Ontario has invested $9.3 billion in capital funding for school boards to help support the construction of over 120 new schools and 140 additions and renovations.