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  • January 29, 2018

Ontario bringing new school replacements and additions to our Hamilton Region

Province Supporting Students and Families with New and Improved Facilities

NEWS                                                                                                          January 29, 2018


Ontario is supporting families in Hamilton area with news builds and renovations that will provide a modern learning environment for students.


Ted McMeekin MPP for Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale was at CH Bray in Ancaster to Announce a replacement school that will accommodate nearly 495 pupil places.


This is part of a new investment across the province to build 39 brand new schools and undertake 40 major renovations or additions that will include more than 2,700 licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4, helping more families access safe and affordable child care closer to home.


Ontario's plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.




"Our government’s investment is great news for families in our Hamilton area. I am proud that we are making a real difference for students and families now and for future generations.”

-Ted McMeekin MPP, Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale


“We are most grateful for the necessary funds to construct the new St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School. The new facility will well serve the needs of the St. Patrick and St. Brigid school communities. I want to recognize and thank MPP McMeekin for his tremendous support of this much-needed project.”

— Patrick Daly, Chairperson, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board


“As we continue to reimagine our role in the community and revitalize our approach to education, we would like to thank the Government of Ontario for providing us with the necessary funds to improve learning spaces - whether that is through building new schools or improving existing schools. This announcement today supports our revitalization efforts and shared long-term vision for our school communities. As a Board, we are continuing to look at our schools in a ‘big picture’ way, to plan and create the best environments for students.”

-Todd White, HWDSB Chair


“These new schools, renovations and additions are an important investment for communities across Ontario. They will help to build a strong foundation for our children's education. These projects will provide students with great learning environments and will support working families with access to safe, quality licensed child care closer to home.”
— Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care




  • In 2018, Ontario is investing $784 million in 79 new and renovated schools. This investment will also create a total of more than 2,700 new licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4.
  • Since 2013, the government has invested $9.1 billion in capital funding for school boards to support more than 160 new schools and more than 460 additions and renovations.
  • Ontario is investing up to $1.6 billion in new capital funding over the next five years to support the creation of 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, other public spaces and communities.



Capital Investments – Improving Ontario's Schools


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For further information, please contact Ted McMeekin 905-690-6552





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