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  • October 28, 2016

Ontario Building New Halton Schools

Province Supporting Students with Better Learning Spaces

Ontario is building five new high-quality, modern schools that will better support student achievement and well-being in Halton.


The new projects — all of which are located in fast-growing Milton — are:


  • A new elementary school for 776 students to relieve accommodation pressure.
  • A new secondary school for 1,200 students to relieve accommodation pressure.
  • A new Catholic elementary school for 671 students to relieve accommodation pressure.
  • A new elementary school for 354 French-language students to address the accommodation needs of French language rights holders.
  • A new French Catholic elementary school for 308 students to relieve accommodation pressure.


Across the province, Ontario is building 28 new schools and expanding and renovating 23 existing ones. This investment will ensure more students are benefitting from state-of-the-art learning facilities that can deliver a full range of programming.


Investing in better buildings for better learning is part of the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.




“Building new and improved schools is one of the many ways our government is supporting improved student achievement and well-being. The investment announced today will have a strong impact on students’ learning experience and will help them reach their full potential.” 

— Indira Naidoo-Harris, MPP for Halton


“High-quality schools are the heart of our local communities and the foundation of our publicly funded education system. We know that better buildings support better learning. The funding announced today is a strategic investment in student achievement and well-being, and in the long-term prosperity of our province.”
–– Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education


“We thank the Ontario Ministry of Education for this great news, which will allow more families from the Milton area to exercise their right to French-language Catholic education.  Many families wish to register their child in a French-language Catholic school. We look forward to working with the Ontario Ministry of Education on making this possible in Halton region and in other communities served by our school board.”

–– Melinda Chartrand, Chair, CSD Catholique Centre-Sud


“We are very pleased to begin planning for these two new schools in the growing community of Milton. The addition of these schools will help us continue to provide safe, accessible and engaging learning environments for our students.”

–– Kelly Amos, Chair, Halton District School Board   

"We are grateful for the support of the Ministry of Education in this project, as in all other past and future projects. Each investment is a tangible sign that the government believes in the French language secular education. The financing of a Viamonde elementary school in Milton is an investment in the success of students and increases the vitality of our community. "

–– Jean-François L’Heureux, Chair, Conseil scolaire Viamonde


“Today’s announcement is wonderful news for our school district and for the families who reside in the growing community of Milton. We are grateful for the ongoing support and commitment of the Ministry of Education through the provision of funding to help us build new schools so that we may better serve the needs of our students.”

–– Diane Rabenda, Milton Board Trustee, Halton Catholic District School Board




  • Ontario is investing more than $77 million towards these projects in Milton.
  • Since 2013, the province has provided more than $2.5 billion in capital funding for school boards to support 155 new schools and 156 additions and renovations.
  • The province is investing $2.7 billion over two years to support school repair and renewal. This funding is estimated to benefit more than 2,100 schools that have repair and renewal projects valued at $100,000 or more.
  • Ontario is providing school boards across the province with more than $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.




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