Ontario Government Building New School in Brockville
Province gives approval to tender new Brockville South Elementary School
As part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province provided the Upper Canada District School Board with approval to proceed to tender a new Brockville South Elementary School. This will be supported by an investment of $25.5 million, which includes additional funding of $9.5 million.
The new school will provide more student spaces in a new, quality learning environment for the growing student population in Brockville, as well as affordable child care spaces for local parents. The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to provide $14 billion to support school construction over 10 years. Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 projects and there are currently more than 300 child care and education building-related projects in development, with more than 100 actively under construction.
“The additional funding and approval to tender for a new Brockville South Elementary School is great news for our community,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. “This investment will ensure families and students have access to a quality, state-of-the-art learning environment with modern ventilation, internet connectivity and technology in the years ahead.”
“Our government is taking action to ensure young people can reach their full potential in the classroom that leads to good jobs,” said Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. “By building the new Brockville South Elementary School, our government is preparing Brockville students for the jobs of tomorrow and providing safe and affordable high-quality child care to working parents.”
“Under Premier Ford’s leadership, our government is delivering more schools across the province to support the needs of Ontario’s students, families and growing communities. By cutting red tape and introducing the Rapid Build pilot project to expedite procurement and construction processes to build better schools faster, we’re ensuring that students reap the benefits of state-of-the-art learning facilities sooner and have access to education in a safe and healthy environment.” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “These investments are just one of the ways we’re building critical infrastructure – such as schools, hospitals, long-term care homes and public transit – that Ontarians rely on with a budget over $148 billion over the next decade.”
Highlights of the project include:
- 500 student spaces
- 64 child care spaces
- Four child care rooms
- Three EarlyON rooms
“This project has been in the works for some time and we are now prepared to move full steam ahead to the next phase of this project, which is securing the contractor for the build,” says John McAllister, UCDSB Chair of the Board. “We’re thrilled that the Ministry of Education and that our local MPP have put so much support behind this project. It’s truly going to be a significant asset to our current and future students.”
The new Brockville South Elementary School will be located at 556 King Street West in Brockville.
- For 2022-23, the province is also providing school boards with $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.
- The governments of Canada and Ontario are providing $656.5 million in funding for critical infrastructure projects to protect students and staff from COVID-19 in the province’s schools through the COVID-19 Resilience stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.