Ontario Building New and Improved Schools in Hamilton-Niagara
Amended from Ontario News Release, October 28, 2016
Ontario is building and renovating high-quality, modern schools that will better support student achievement and well-being in the Hamilton-Niagara region.
The new projects in HWDSB include:
- Renovation of one classroom and a full-day kindergarten addition to Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary School to accommodate 307 students.
- A new elementary school in the Summit Park area for 625 students to relieve accommodation pressure.
- A new elementary school for 564 students to address the facility condition and renewal backlog at Eastdale Elementary School
Across the province, Ontario is building 28 new schools and expanding and renovating 23 existing ones. This investment will ensure more students are benefiting from state-of-the-art learning facilities that can deliver a full range of programming.
Investing in better buildings for better learning is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- Ontario is investing more than $35 million in these new school and renovation projects in Hamilton-Niagara.
- Since 2013, the province has provided more than $2.5 billion in capital funding for school boards to support 155 new schools and 156 additions and renovations.
- The province is investing $2.7 billion over two years to support school repair and renewal. This funding is estimated to benefit more than 2,100 schools that have repair and renewal projects valued at $100,000 or more.
- 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.