A Mississauga high school is getting a million-dollar retrofit


A Mississauga high school in the busy Cooksville neighbourhood is about to receive substantial funding to pay for a significant retrofit. 

The province recently announced that it has given the Dufferin Peel Catholic District Board (DPCDSB) approval to tender a child care retrofit to Father Michael Goetz Catholic Secondary School (330 Central Parkway West). 

The province says the $1.4M investment will add a "new, quality learning environment for the students of Mississauga." 

The project is part of the province's capital investment program to build more child care spaces in Ontario.

"The funding for this child care retrofit to Father Goetz Catholic Secondary School is great news for our community," said MPP Kaleed Rasheed, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, in a statement. 

"This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Mississauga."  

Highlights of the child care retrofit include 49 new child care spaces and three retrofitted child care rooms.

"This is great news for families, as there is significant demand for conveniently located child care spaces in our communities," said Sharon Hobin, DPCDSB Chair, in a statement. 

"On behalf of local trustees, Bruno Iannicca, Stefano Pascucci and Luz del Rosario, and the entire Board of Trustees, many thanks to the Ministry for allowing us to proceed with tendering this project."

The province says it's investing up to $1 billion to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools over the next five years. Ontario is also providing school boards with $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools and potentially add accessibility features such as ramps and elevators. 

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