Province invests $23M to build new school in Hamilton, create new child care and student spaces

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Published December 7, 2021 at 10:58 am

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A new public elementary school will be built in Upper Stoney Creek with a portion of the $23 million of funding from the province. — staff photo

The provincial government announced on Monday (Dec. 6) that it would be investing close to $23 million to build a new school and make upgrades to several others in Hamilton.

The money will see a new elementary school built in Upper Stoney Creek, and will go towards building a new addition at Guardian Angels Catholic School in Flamborough, and will add new child care spaces at Ecole Elementaire Public Pavillon de la jeunesse on the east mountain.

Flamborough-Glanbrook MPP, Donna Skelly, was joined by Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce for the announcement.

“This is great news for our community,” Skelly said in a press release.

“This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for children in Upper Stoney Creek.”

The new $16.7 million Nash – Upper Stoney Creek Public School will create 650 elementary student spaces, 49 new licensed child care spaces and three new child care rooms. It will replace Tapleytown Elementary School.

Another $4.5 million will build an addition to Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School in Flamborough which will create 118 student spaces, 49 new licensed child care spaces and three new child care rooms.

Forty-nine new child care spaces are also being created at Ecole Elementaire Publique Pavillon de la jeunesse in Hamilton with an investment of $1.6 million.

The projects in Hamilton are part of a recently announced province-wide investment of more than $600 million to support new school and child care spaces.

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