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Construction

Last updated on Monday, August 17, 2015.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board believes all students have the right to learn in equitable, affordable and sustainable schools.

School condition and the condition of learning environments are important when assuring equity and safety for all students. Our goal is to ensure long-term sustainability while maintaining quality teaching and learning environments in our schools. By maintaining and improving learning environments, our schools become more conducive to student learning and program delivery.

Below is a summary of current construction work that is taking place at schools throughout the district.

Ancaster High School

Information about work being done at Ancaster High School can be found on our Secondary Revitalization page.

Bellmoore Elementary School

A portapak is being installed on the south side of Bellmoore. The portapak will have six additional classrooms.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

Bennetto Elementary School

Bennetto is undergoing renovations to combine two existing classrooms to create one Kindergarten room. This work includes:

  • A new coat area
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

Start Date: Spring 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

Cathy Wever Elementary School

Cathy Wever has renovations taking place that will turn three existing classroom into two Kindergarten rooms. This work includes:

  • New coat areas
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

Start Date: Spring 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

Dalewood Elementary School

Multi-phased comprehensive major capital renovation being undertaken in partnership with the City of Hamilton. Project Scope Includes:

  • Upgrades to the washrooms
  • Making the school accessible to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
  • Installation of an elevator
  • New roof
  • New windows
  • New doors
  • Asbestos abatement
  • New upgraded hydro service
  • New and upgraded mechanical system in both the school and Dalewood Recreation Centre
  • Gymnasium upgrade
  • Administrative offices upgrade

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Summer 2016

Dundas Valley Secondary School

Information about work being done at Dundas Valley Secondary School can be found on our Secondary Revitalization page.

Franklin Road Elementary School

Work being done at Franklin Road will see the existing science lab turned into a Kindergarten classroom.

The school is also having a ramp built at the front entrance and within the school to address accessibility needs.

A new gymnasium and Early Learning additions are being planned. Once approvals are received, construction will commence.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2016

G.L. Armstrong

G.L. Armstrong is undergoing renovations to address the needs identified in its Accommodation Review.

The work will see an addition on southeast corner to turn two classrooms into two Kindergarten classrooms. This includes:

  • A new coat area
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

G. L. Armstrong will also have an interior ramp and accessible washroom to meet Building an interior ramp and an accessible washroom to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) as well as the design and construction of a new elevator for original main building.

Roof will be replaced in the original main building. Parking area to be expanded. Play area to be re-surfaced

The school will also have new windows and an expanded outdoor play area for Kindergarten students.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2016

Glendale Secondary School

Information about work being done at Glendale Secondary School can be found on our Secondary Revitalization page.

Hillcrest Elementary School

Hillcrest is undergoing renovations to address the needs identified in its Accommodation Review. This will see a partial addition on the south side of the building to turn one classroom into a Kindergarten classroom. This includes:

  • A new coat area
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment
  • A new Kindergarten outdoor play area

There is also a one-classroom addition being added on the south side of the building. An accessible washroom is being added to the school as well.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

James MacDonald Elementary School

James Macdonald will see a third Kindergarten classroom created from its renovations. The work being done will take a double classroom and turn it into a new Kindergarten classroom. This work includes:

  • New coat areas
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment
  • New storage area

James MacDonald also has an addition being added to the school to accommodate a new classroom on the south side of the building.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Winter 2015

Mount Hope Elementary School

Mount Hope is undergoing a two-phase renovation to address the needs identified in its Accommodation Review.

Phase 1 of the work is now complete. This work included:

  • New windows
  • Updated student washrooms
  • Replacement of existing hallway ceiling systems and lighting
  • Asbestos remediation

Phase 2 will begin shortly and it consists of:

  • An addition of a Kindergarten classroom
  • Expansion of the gym
  • Making the school accessible to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2017

Pauline Johnson Elementary School

Pauline Johnson’s renovations address the needs identified in its Accommodation Review.

The renovation includes a four Kindergarten classroom addition on the east side of the school.

As part of the Kindergarten addition, the gym will be expanded into the current Kindergarten classroom. This Kindergarten classroom is part of the four-classroom addition.

There is also a two-story addition being added on the south side of the school. This addition will house two classrooms on the first floor and one classroom on the second floor.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2016

Prince of Wales Elementary School

Prince of Wales is undergoing renovations to combine three existing classrooms to create two Kindergarten rooms. This work includes:

  • A new coat area
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2016

Queensdale Elementary School

The work being done at Queensdale will see one classroom renovated to become a Kindergarten classroom. This includes:

  • A new coat area
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

There is also a two-classroom addition being added to the school on the east side of the building.

The entire outside of the school is having work done to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Parking area to be expanded.

Hard surface play area will be remediated

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Winter 2015

Queen Mary Elementary School

Queen Mary will see a Kindergarten classroom addition on the southwest side of the building. This work includes:

  • New coat areas
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Winter 2015

Queen Victoria Elementary School

Queen Victoria is undergoing renovations to combine two existing classrooms and a learning pod to create two Kindergarten rooms. This work includes:

  • A new coat area
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

Rosedale Elementary School

Rosedale is undergoing a complete roof replacement.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

Ridgemount Elementary School

Ridgemount is undergoing renovations to address the needs identified in its Accommodation Review.

The work being done at Ridgemount will see a seven-classroom addition on the west side of the building.

This work will also include expanding the gym with an addition on the south side of the building.

Start Date: Fall 2015 End Date: Fall 2016

Saltfleet Secondary School

Information about work being done at Saltfleet Secondary School can be found on our Secondary Revitalization page.

Start Date: TBD End Date: TBD

Viscount Montgomery Elementary School

Viscount Montgomery is undergoing renovations to address the needs identified in its Accommodation Review. This renovation will combine two existing classrooms to create two Kindergarten classrooms. This work includes:

This renovation will combine two existing classrooms to create two Kindergarten classrooms. This work includes:

  • A new coat area
  • Washrooms
  • Sinks
  • Drinking fountains
  • New audio/visual equipment

Viscount Montgomery will also see work being done to renovate the existing student washrooms

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

Winona Elementary School

A portapak is being installed to house six additional classrooms.

Parking Lot Expansion

Complete field remediation.

Start Date: Summer 2015 End Date: Fall 2015

 

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