Ontario Government Building New Student Spaces in Kanata & StittsvillePublished on July 23, 2020
MPPs Merrilee Fullerton and Goldie Ghamari announce new schools
(Photo of MPPs was taken at City Hall, April 2019)
Two Ottawa MPPs today announced that the Ontario government is investing $30.5 million into three schools in Kanata and Stittsville. This is part of the Ontario Government’s province-wide announcement of over $500 million to build 30 new schools and upgrade 15 existing facilities.
“These investments are great news for our community. I’ve heard from constituents that there was a need in this area and I am pleased that our government is building two new schools and also adding to another,” said Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton. “MPP Goldie Ghamari and I have been making the arguments for new spaces and I know these investments will provide quality learning environments for students in Kanata and Stittsville.”
Premier Doug Ford and Finance Minister Rod Phillips announced in Budget 2019 that over the next ten years Ontario is investing over $12 billion in capital grants, including allocating over $500M this year alone for new schools, additions and major renovations. These projects are part of the province’s capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.
“The funding for this new public elementary school is great news for the residents of Stittsville,” said Goldie Ghamari, MPP for Carleton. “MPP Fullerton and I have had several meetings with residents from both our ridings on the need to build new public elementary schools in the community. I’ve shared those concerns directly with the Minister of Education on numerous occasions. I’m thrilled that our government is building two new schools in Stittsville.”
The three new projects are:
- A 2019-20 Capital Priorities Program submission from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Ontario Government will invest $14.9M to build a new Fernbank Elementary School, located at the Corner of Cope Drive and Rouncey Road. The new school will have 628 elementary student spaces, 39 new licensed child care spaces, and two new child care rooms.
- A 2019-20 Capital Priorities Program submission from the CEP de l'Est de l'Ontario. Ontario Government will invest $12.5M to build a new ÉÉP Kanata Sud with with 475 elementary student spaces, 49 new licensed child care spaces and 3 new child care rooms.
- A 2019-20 Capital Priorities Program submission from the Ottawa Catholic School Board. Ontario Government will invest $3.1M to construct an addition to St. James Catholic Elementary School, with 138 new elementary student spaces to accommodate a total school population of 501 located at 50 Stonehaven Dr, Kanata, Ontario.
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