Ontario Government to Fund New High School in North Oakville
$33.6 Million Committed to Build New School for 1,200 Students
July 28, 2020
Oakville North-Burlington – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos today joined with Stephen Lecce, Ontario’s Minister of Education, to announce the province will be funding a new public high school in north Oakville. The new school, to be located near Dundas Street and Neyagawa Boulevard, will provide modern and up-to-date learning facilities for 1,200 students as well as teachers and staff.
With north Oakville being a high-growth area, the new school will help alleviate overcrowding in neighbouring high schools, improving the quality of education for students throughout north Oakville. The Oakville announcement is part of Ontario Government’s province-wide plan to invest over $500 million to build 30 new schools and make permanent additions to 15 existing facilities, supporting over 25,000 student spaces across the province.
Quote from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP:
“Students in our community deserve the highest-quality education in the best facilities. The Ontario Government’s investment of $33.6 million in a new high school for north Oakville will ensure that students, teachers and staff will have a modern, state of the art learning environment so that students can achieve their full potential. I want to thank Minister Lecce for recognizing the needs of our fast- growing community and providing funding for this new school.”
- The government is investing over $12 billion in capital grants over 10 years, including over $500 million invested in this year alone to build critical new school capital projects and permanent additions.
- Today’s announcement continues to build upon the government’s commitment to invest up to $1 billion over five years to create up to 30,000 licensed child care spaces in schools, including 10,000 spaces in new schools.
- These new projects will also result in the creation of new jobs in the skilled trades as over $500 million of major infrastructure projects break ground in short order.