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New and Improved Schools in Northern Ontario

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New and Improved Schools in Northern Ontario

Province Supporting Students with Better Learning Spaces

Ministry of Education

The province is building two new high-quality, modern schools and additions, as well as a major renovation, that will better support student achievement and well-being in the Northern Ontario.

The new projects include:

Hanmer

  • A new French Catholic elementary school for 567 students.

Sudbury

  • The conversion of Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario's Education Centre into an adult and alternative school in order to relocate students from the current ES Cap sur l'Avenir facility.

Timmins

  • An addition to St. Paul School for 150 students to support the consolidation of students from Sacred Heart School. 

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 $20 million to support these projects in Northern Ontario.
  • 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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Quotes

Glenn Thibeault

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

Glenn Thibeault

MPP for Sudbury

Mitzie Hunter

“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

Media Contacts

  • Heather Irwin

    Communications Branch

    heather.irwin@ontario.ca

    416-325-2454

  • Richard Francella

    Minister's Office

    Richard.Francella@ontario.ca

  • Lucas Malinowski

    Associate Minister’s Office, Early Years and Child Care

    Lucas.Malinowski@ontario.ca

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