The Ford government is investing $11 million to construct a major addition to York Memorial Collegiate Institute which was badly damaged by a massive six-alarm fire in 2019.
The scope of work will include the ministry-funded addition as well as upgrades and improvements to the school. The renovation portion of the project will be funded by the Toronto District School Board’s insurance proceeds.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce and MPP for Etobicoke Centre Kinga Surma made a joint announcement of the investment that will support the creation of 368 additional student spaces.
“The York Memorial Collegiate Institute has served families for generations and we are determined to rebuild this school for the community after the devastating fire in 2019,” said Minister Lecce. “This investment will deliver a modern school that is fully accessible, digitally connected, with state-of-the-art ventilation, that will ensure students are inspired to learn, discover, and create.”
York Memorial Collegiate Institute is located at 2690 Eglinton Avenue West in the old city of York, in Toronto.
“The TDSB is grateful to receive $11 million from the provincial government to help rebuild York Memorial Collegiate Institute,” said Chris Tonks, Board Trustee, Toronto District School Board. “These funds will create 1,300 secondary student spaces and allow our students to experience the benefits of a neighbourhood school that supports their diverse needs and access a broad range of course offerings to enhance their engagement and academic success.”