Ontario will spend nearly half a billion dollars to build, expand and renovate schools across the province.
Premier Kathleen Wynne made an appearance at Courcelette Public School in Toronto, to announce that 28 new schools will be built with another 23 earmarked for renovation in a move to support 21,000 stuidents across the province.
The areas to be adressed are 36 communities where studies have shown a bump in population and the need to replace schools in poor condition.
The investment is $474 million for the 51 schools, part of the $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.
“Building modern schools across the province will have a positive impact on the learning experience and will make it easier for students to excel and reach their full potential.” said Wynne
— Mitzie Hunter (@MitzieHunter) October 24, 2016
— Kathleen Wynne (@Kathleen_Wynne) October 24, 2016