Funding comes through to build schools in Milton and Halton Hills


Published April 2, 2024 at 1:28 pm

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Plans for new schools in both Milton and Halton Hills will become a reality with word that the Ontario government is ready to supply the funds.

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce today (April 2) announced the projects will go ahead for a Catholic elementary school in west Georgetown and a French language Catholic high school in Milton.

Queen’s Park will also pay for an expansion of Milton District High School.

Lecce said the schools are needed to meet the growing population of both communities. All projects will include new childcare spaces.

The government will spend $26.1 million to build the Georgetown school which will be able to accommodate 527 students.

In Milton, the new École secondaire catholique Milton for the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir will cost $27.4 million to build and have space for 502 students. 

The expansion of Milton District High School will create room for 354 more students and will cost $26.4 million.

“Our government is focused on building new state-of-the-art schools and child care for families in rapidly growing areas across the province,” said Minister Lecce. “We are building modern schools that get students back to basics with hands-on learning to be better prepared for the jobs of the future.”

Milton Mayor Gord Krantz welcomed the news saying that with one of Ontario’s youngest communities, education is a top priority in his community.

Time frames for the projected have not been announced but it could take one to two years for the facilities to open once construction begins


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