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Ontario Building New High School for French-Language Students in Hamilton

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Ontario Building New High School for French-Language Students in Hamilton

Province Supporting Students with Better Learning Spaces

Ministry of Education

Ontario is building a new French-language high school in Hamilton to support French-language education and provide new, modern learning facilities for local students.

Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, was joined by Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale MPP Ted McMeekin and Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon at Hamilton City Hall today to make the announcement.

The new school, which is expected to open in 2018, will accommodate 800 secondary students in a modern, state-of-the-art facility. It will be jointly operated and occupied by the French-public and French-Catholic school boards that serve the Hamilton area: Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Building new and improved schools for students is part of the government's plan to create jobs, grow the economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The province is investing $25 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.
  • 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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Mitzie Hunter

“Building new and improved schools is one of the many ways our government is supporting increased student achievement and well-being among our French-language learners.”

Mitzie Hunter

Minister of Education

Marie-France Lalonde

“The funding announced today is a strategic investment in Francophone student achievement and well-being, and in the long-term prosperity of the Hamilton area.”

Marie-France Lalonde

Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

Ted McMeekin

“This is great news for local French-language students and their families. The new shared facility will deliver high-quality programs in an environment that will be fully equipped for student success.”

Ted McMeekin

MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

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