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New And Renovated Schools For Ontario Kids

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New And Renovated Schools For Ontario Kids

McGuinty Government Supports Student Success, Delivers Better Places to Learn

Ministry of Education

Ontario is building and renovating over 70 schools across the province to ensure that students have better places to learn.

This year, work will begin on 43 new schools, with another 30 schools receiving additions or retrofits to help meet the needs of our communities. This is in addition to 400 new schools that have been built since 2003.

Investing in new and revitalized schools is an important part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan to strengthen and improve education. Ontario continues to invest in school renewal projects that deliver new roofs, windows and boilers to make schools cleaner, greener and better places to learn.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing approximately $650 million to support the building of new schools and revitalization projects.
  • The province is also making Ontario's schools cleaner, more sustainable places to learn with 2,400 schools benefiting from more than 4,200 clean energy projects.
  • Ontario has also invested over $450 million in capital funding to support the expansion of full-day kindergarten. All new elementary schools will be built to accommodate full-day kindergarten.

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“Investing in our schools is critical to helping every child reach his or her full potential and succeed. Our government is committed to making the necessary investments and planning to ensure the future success of our children and grandchildren.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Education

“The McGuinty government is proud to invest in communities across Ontario by supporting improved school infrastructure. We are helping students, strengthening the province's economy and creating quality jobs.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Infrastructure

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