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New and Renovated Schools for Ontario Students

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New and Renovated Schools for Ontario Students

McGuinty Government Supporting Student Success, Delivering Better Places to Learn

Ministry of Education

Ontario is building and renovating almost 90 schools across the province to provide students with better places to learn and succeed.

This year, work will begin on 39 new schools, with another 48 receiving additions or retrofits to help meet students' needs. These new projects will provide improved, modern spaces to help students focus on learning while supporting the continued rollout of full-day kindergarten.

Investing in stronger schools is an important part of the McGuinty government's plan to help more students succeed and secure a brighter future for all Ontarians. The government remains committed to protecting the gains made in education since 2003, including full-day kindergarten, maintaining smaller class sizes and preserving 20,000 teacher and support staff jobs.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing over $700 million to support the building of new schools and revitalization projects.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has supported more than 27,000 renewal projects with 610 new schools built, under construction, or planned.
  • The McGuinty government is making Ontario’s schools cleaner, more sustainable places to learn with 2,600 schools benefitting from more than 6,500 clean energy projects.
  • Ontario has invested $1.4 billion 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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“We are making the necessary investments in our schools to ensure that our students have safe, modern and accepting places to learn and grow. Investing in our schools is critical to helping every student reach his or her full potential and succeed.”

Laurel Broten

Minister of Education

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