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Ontario Investing $17 Million in New School for Local French Students

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Ontario Investing $17 Million in New School for Local French Students

New School in Mississauga Breaks Ground

Ministry of Education

Ontario is investing in Mississauga's French students and their families with a brand new school for the Conseil scolaire Viamonde that celebrated its ground-breaking earlier today.

The new L'école élémentaire Mississauga Nord will accommodate about 360 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6 in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. The province invested $17 million in the project as part of its commitment to working with school boards and communities to provide local students with the best possible learning environment.

This project is part of the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history - about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals.

Giving students the best possible learning environment is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number one priority - growing the economy and creating jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is also making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. In addition, the plan is helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, the province has invested over $14 billion in school infrastructure, including nearly 760 new schools and more than 735 additions and renovations.
  • The province is providing school boards 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.
  • In April 2015, the province announced $120 million over three years in new funding dedicated to building safe, high-quality, licensed child care spaces in schools across the province.

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Amrit Mangat

“Our government continues to support Mississauga-Brampton South students with significant investments in better schools for better learning. This is an important investment for Mississauga’s French students and their families.”

Amrit Mangat

MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South

Mitzie Hunter

“Our government is proud to invest in capital projects like the new L'école élémentaire Mississauga Nord that supports students by giving them improved facilities and greater opportunities to learn in a high-quality environment.”

Mitzie Hunter

Minister of Education

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