Ontario building 30 new schools
November 9, 2015 by STAFF REPORT
Ontario is investing $498 million in new and renovated schools as well as new child care spaces, according to a statement from the Ministry of Education today.
Over the next few months, work will begin on 30 new schools, 26 major additions and renovations that include 122 child care rooms, resulting in 2,135 new licensed spaces for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers. (Download a complete list of all school projects HERE)
Ontario is providing school boards across the province with more than $11 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, according to the statement.
The province is also creating more licensed child care spaces in local schools to give children the opportunity to transition from child care into full-day kindergarten at the same location, making for an easier adjustment. The new spaces are being built in areas where there is significant demand, enhancing access to quality child care options for families across the province.