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  • September 29, 2017

New and Improved Schools Opening in our Region this School Year

Major Renovations, Additions and New Schools Will Support Student Learning

NEWS                                                                                                             September 29, 2017

Students in our Hamilton and area will be returning to class in new and improved learning spaces with local building happening opening this school year.

 

 

Ted McMeekin MPP welcomes the investment made for students locally.  The new and the newly renovated facilities will provide more students with a better place to learn and grow for this school year, and years to come.

 

Locally, the investments are for the following:

  1. Retrofit- St. Martin Elementary, 18 STREAMSIDE DR, Smithville (Niagara West)
  2. New School - Our Lady of the Assumption Elementary, 103 FLETCHER RD, Hamilton (Flamborough—Glanbrook)

 

 

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in schools, hospitals, public transit, roads and bridges in Ontario’s history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

 

Investing in new and renovated schools to create better learning spaces is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. 

 

QUOTES

 

 “Going back to school is an exciting time, and these new and improved school facilities will help many students locally get a great start to the school year. Ontario is making these important investments in the future of our students and our community.”

-Ted McMeekin MPP, Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale

 

 

“We very much appreciate the support of MPP Ted McMeekin and funding from the provincial government for new and improved facilities in our community. The new Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Elementary School is very much needed and we look forward to its opening.”

-       Patrick J. Daly, Chairperson, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

 

 

 

 

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • These new and improved schools locally are the result of investments from the province in local school infrastructure.
  • Across the province, 54 new and improved schools will open in the coming months as part of an investment of more than $420 million from the province.
  • Since 2013, the government has invested $9.3 billion in capital funding for school boards to support more than 120 new schools and 140 additions and renovations. 
  • Ontario is investing $1.4 billion this year to improve school buildings by repairing and upgrading elements such as roofs, flooring and plumbing systems.
  • Ontario is investing $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 over the next five years.

 

 

LEARN MORE

 

Capital Investments – Improving Ontario’s Schools

 

Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario

 

 

 

CONTACT

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

 

 

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