The Toronto Catholic District School Board will build a new elementary school – Toronto
The Ontario government announces that it will provide $18.6 million to the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) for the construction of a new school.
In a news release on Friday, the Ontario Ministry of Education said the new school – St. Monica’s Catholic Elementary School – will create 550 student spaces and 88 licensed child care spaces in the city.
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The news comes after Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce recently announced $500 million in funding for school boards across the province.
The provincial government said the funds will support the creation of 37 “school-related projects”, including 23 child care centres.
In a statement released Friday, Lecce said the government is “creating hope and opportunity for Ontario students as they learn in more normal and safer classrooms.”
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“We believe students deserve to learn in person in state-of-the-art, internet-connected, accessible facilities with modern ventilation systems, which is why our government is making a major investment that is accelerating construction to do it. for parents, students and communities,” said Lecce.
Angela Kennedy, president of the TCDSB, said the board is grateful to the Ontario government “for this investment in a new St. Monica Catholic School.”
“This new school will support families in the growing Yonge-Eglinton corridors through the creation of much-needed child care spaces and access to a world-class educational facility,” Kennedy said in a statement. .
According to the release, the school will be located at 14 Broadway Avenue in Toronto.
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