Northeast Oakville to get new elementary school

The developing community of northeast Oakville is getting a new elementary school. The new build is one of 37 school and 23 child care projects being funded by the provincial government.

Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce and MPP for Oakville North—Burlington Effie Triantafilopoulos announced a provincial investment of nearly $500 million to build and improve schools and create new licenced child care spaces throughout Ontario.

The Halton District School Board will receive nearly $24 million from the Capital Priorities Program to build the new public elementary school, according to the announcement made at Dr. David R. Williams Public School in Oakville today.

“We are building new schools, building more affordable child care spaces, and building hope and opportunity for Ontario students as they learn in more normal and safer classrooms,” said Minister Lecce. “We believe that students deserve to learn in-person in state-of-the-art facilities that are internet connected, accessible, with modern ventilation systems, which is why our government is delivering a major investment that accelerates construction to get it done for parents, students, and communities.”

The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide $14 billion over 10 years to support school construction, repair, and renewal. There are currently more than 300 child care and education building-related projects in development across Ontario with more than 100 actively under construction.

“Building new public and Catholic schools is a top priority for my community and for me,” said MPP Triantafilopoulos. With today’s new school announcement, we now have five new schools and a major addition for students in our community.”

In addition, a provincial Rapid Build pilot aims to speed up new schools builds and upgrade projects across Ontario.

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