| Ontario Building 28 New Schools|
Students to Benefit from Modern Learning Environments
October 24, 2016 9:35 A.M.
Ontario is building 28 new schools, and expanding and renovating another 23 to support more than 21,000 students across the province as they learn and grow. This investment will ensure students are learning in high-quality, modern buildings that can better support their achievement and well-being.
Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement today at Courcelette Public School in Toronto, where funding will support an addition to the current building to accommodate 138 more students.
Ontario is making this investment in 51 schools in 36 communities to address demand in areas of high population growth, and to replace schools that are in poor condition.
Investing in new and better schools, and improved learning environments, is part of the government's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
" Building modern schools across the province will have a positive impact on the learning experience and will make it easier for students to excel and reach their full potential."
- Kathleen Wynne
Premier of Ontario
" High-quality schools are the heart of our local communities and the foundation of our publicly funded education system. We know that better buildings support better learning. The funding announced today is a strategic investment in student achievement and well-being, and in the long-term prosperity of our province."
- Mitzie Hunter
Minister of Education
• Across the province, Ontario is investing $474 million in 2016 to build 28 new schools, and to expand and renovate 23 existing ones.
• Ontario is providing school boards across the province with more than $12 billion over 10 years to help build new schools in areas of high growth, improve the condition of existing schools and invest in projects to reduce surplus space through school consolidations.
• Since 2013, the province has provided more than $2 billion in capital funding for school boards to support 127 new schools and 133 additions and renovations.
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