Brampton elementary school will be knocked down, replaced with new building
Published June 28, 2022 at 10:30 am
An elementary school in Brampton will be getting a completely new look after receiving more than $13 million in funding from the province.
The Ministry of Education approved an application for funding for a new 504-student school to replace the existing St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, located at 124 Vodden Street East in Brampton.
$13,419,501 has been provided by the province to fund the construction of the new school building.
“This funding approval is a significant win for the St. Anne community,” said Anna da Silva, Catholic school trustee for Brampton Wards 1, 3 and 4.
“We thank the Ministry of Education and the Province of Ontario for their vision and for recognizing the need for a replacement school that will benefit students and families for many years to come.”
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) is currently in the preliminary stages of developing the new school. Next steps include tendering for an architect and working through the Ministry requirements for capital improvements.
“With anticipated supply chain issues and construction delays and the project will take a minimum of two years to complete,” said Mathew Thomas, Superintendent, Planning and Operations.
The current expected opening date for the school is in September 2024.
“This is great news for the St. Anne community and the DPCDSB. We are so very pleased that we can begin planning for the new school,” said Marianne Mazzorato, Director of Education, who says more information will be coming in the next weeks and months.
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