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Ontario Investing in New Additions and Renovations for Ottawa Schools

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Ontario Investing in New Additions and Renovations for Ottawa Schools

New School Projects Supporting Success of Ottawa Students

Ministry of Education

Ontario is investing in renovations and additions in the Ottawa region to provide students with the best possible learning environments that lay the foundation for their future success.

Education Minister Mitzie Hunter was joined by Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, and Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP for Ottawa-Vanier, at Agincourt Road Public School in Ottawa today to announce eight local school infrastructure projects for the Ottawa area. These projects will provide students with modern facilities that support student learning and help reduce the cost of under-used space. The eight new projects include:

  • In Ottawa, an addition to Agincourt Road Public School and renovations to Woodroffe Avenue Public School and Pinecrest Public School.
  • In Nepean, additions to  Sir Robert Borden High School and Merivale High School, and renovations to Bell High School and Briargreen Public School.
  • In Gloucester, renovations to Gloucester High School.

These projects are part of the largest infrastructure investment in schools, hospitals, public transit, roads and bridges in Ontario's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in new and renovated schools 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 $18.3 million in the Ottawa region to renovate three schools and expand another five.
  • Since 2013, the government has invested $9.3 billion in capital funding for school boards to support over 121 new schools and over 144 additions and renovations.
  • Ontario is helping 100,000 more children aged 0-4 access quality, licensed child care in schools, homes, and communities over the next five years.
  • Ontario is investing $1.6 billion in new capital funding to support the creation of 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, other public spaces and communities over the next five years.

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Mitzie Hunter

“By building the best possible learning environments for our students, we are laying the groundwork for their future success. These school infrastructure projects will support the well-being and achievement of students in the Ottawa region for years to come.”

Mitzie Hunter

Minister of Education

Bob Chiarelli

“This is an important investment from our government in the students and families in the Ottawa area. These new projects will provide students with modern learning facilities and accommodate the growing and changing Ottawa region.”

Bob Chiarelli

MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean

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