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New and Improved Schools in Central Ontario

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New and Improved Schools in Central Ontario

Province Supporting Students with Better Learning Spaces

Ministry of Education

The province is building five new high-quality, modern schools and additions that will better support student achievement and well-being in Central Ontario.

The new projects include:


  • A new replacement elementary school for St. Charles Catholic School to accommodate 470 students.


  • An addition for 141 students to Cameron Street Public School to relieve accommodation pressure.
  • An addition for 92 students to Mountain View Elementary School to relieve accommodation pressure.

Owen Sound

  • Renovation of Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute facility to accommodate 800 elementary students.
  • Renovation of the existing West Hill Secondary School to accommodate students from Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

Across the province, Ontario is building 28 new schools and expanding and renovating 23 existing ones. This investment will ensure more students are benefitting from state-of-the-art learning facilities that can deliver a full range of programming.

Investing in better buildings for better learning is part of the government's plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. 

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing nearly $25 million in Central Ontario projects.
  • Since 2013, the province has provided more than $2.5 billion in capital funding for school boards to support 155 new schools and 156 additions and renovations.
  • The province is investing $2.7 billion over two years to support school repair and renewal. This funding is estimated to benefit more than 2,100 schools that have repair and renewal projects valued at $100,000 or more.
  • Ontario is providing school boards across the province with more than $12 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.

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“Building new and improved schools is one of the many ways our government is supporting improved student achievement and well-being. The investment announced today will have a strong impact on students’ learning experience and will help them reach their full potential.”

Ann Hoggarth

MPP for Barrie

“High-quality schools are the heart of our local communities and the foundation of our publicly funded education system. We know that better buildings support better learning. The funding announced today is a strategic investment in student achievement and well-being, and in the long-term prosperity of our province.”

Mitzie Hunter

Minister of Education

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