The Ontario government is providing funding to build 28 new schools as well as expand and renovate 23 existing ones.
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) alone will see the construction of 15 new schools and work completed on at least seven other locations.
It was previously announced in June the province is investing $2.7-billion over two years to support school repair and renewal. The details of where that money is being allocated was released on Friday.
According to a news release, the investment will “ensure more students are benefitting from state-of-the-art learning facilities that deliver a full range of programming”. It will aid more than 2,100 schools with repair and renewal projects valued at $100,000 or more.
In the Toronto area, over $24-million has been provided for projects.
It includes the replacement of St. Antoine Daniel Catholic School in North York that will accommodate 510 pupil places.
Additions will be made to Hodgson Senior P.S. in Central Toronto to become 276 placements, while Courcelette P.S. in Scarborough will become 138.
Renovations will also be made to Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute and Monarch Park Collegiate in East York.
Since 2013, the province has provided over $2.5-billion in capital funding for school boards to support 155 new schools and 156 additions and renovations.