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Ontario Building New and Improved Waterloo Region Schools

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Ontario Building New and Improved Waterloo Region Schools

Province Supporting Students with Better Learning Spaces

Ministry of Education

Ontario is building four new high-quality, modern schools and additions that will better support student achievement and well-being in the Waterloo region.

The new projects include:

Ayr

  • An addition for 190 students to Cedar Creek Public School to relieve accommodation pressure.

Cambridge

  • An addition for 199 students to Ryerson Public School to relieve accommodation pressure.
  • A new elementary school for 519 students to relieve accommodation pressure in southeast Galt.

Kitchener

  • An addition for 138 students to Grand River Collegiate Institute to relieve accommodation pressure and support a school consolidation.

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 $23 million in these projects in Waterloo Region.
  • 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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Kathryn McGarry

“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.”

Kathryn McGarry

MPP for Cambridge

Daiene Vernile

“I am proud of our government’s investments in these capital projects for the Waterloo region. We are committed to giving students the best possible learning environment across the region and the province.”

Daiene Vernile

MPP for Kitchener Centre

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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