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New and Improved Schools in Southwestern Ontario

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New and Improved Schools in Southwestern Ontario

Province Supporting Students with Better Learning Spaces

Ministry of Education

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

The new projects include:


  • A new secondary school for 819 students to accommodate the consolidation of General Amherst High School and Western Secondary School.


  • A new elementary school for 423 students to accommodate the consolidation of Fairview Avenue Public School and Grandview Public School.
  • An addition for 95 students to Thompson Creek Elementary School. 


  • A new elementary school for 423 students to address the facility condition and renewal backlog at Prince Andrew Public School.


  • Major renovation at St. Clair Secondary School to accommodate 528 secondary students from Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School.


  • A new Catholic secondary school for 850 students to address the facility condition and renewal backlog at Catholic Central Secondary School.


  • An addition for 184 students to École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Marguerite-Bourgeoys and  École secondaire catholique Notre-Dame to relieve accommodation pressure.


  • A new gymnasium and an addition to Wyoming Public School for 43 students to accommodate the consolidation of students from South Plympton Public 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 more than $87 million in these projects in Southwestern 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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“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.”

Deb Matthews

MPP for London North Centre

“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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