Ontario Government Building New Elementary School in Milton
Province gives approval to award the tender for a new Catholic Elementary School in Milton.
As part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has provided the Halton Catholic District School Board with an investment of $24.8 million, which includes additional funding of $2.1 million to award the tender for the new Milton #9 Catholic Elementary School.
Once completed, this project will deliver 671 elementary spaces and 88 childcare spaces for local families. The investment is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to providing $14 billion to support school construction, repair and renewal over 10 years.
“The funding for a new Catholic Elementary School in Milton is great news for our community,” said Parm Gill, MPP for Milton. “Our government continues to invest in our community and support hard working parents, teachers, and students. We remain committed to keeping students in classrooms and meeting their intellectual and physical needs.”
“Our government is investing $14 billion over ten years to build new schools, improve existing facilities and create childcare spaces to ensure young people can reach their full potential,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “By building the new state-of-the-art Milton #9 Catholic Elementary School, as well as investing in tutoring and mental health supports for the year ahead, we are getting students back on track now and well into the future. While we make progress building this new Milton #9 Catholic Elementary School to support hard-working parents, we remain committed to keeping students in more normal classrooms with extra curriculars, sports, and clubs.”
The Government of Ontario is delivering more than $26.6 billion in education funding for the 2022-23 school year, which is the highest investment in public education in Ontario’s history.
“Under Premier Ford’s leadership, we’re building more state-of-the-art schools to support the needs of Ontario’s students, families and growing communities. By investing in innovative and modern learning spaces, we’re ensuring students have access to the quality education that will provide them with lifelong skills and education in a safe and healthy environment,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “These investments are one of the ways we’re delivering on our promise to build Ontario, with an infrastructure budget of more than $148 billion over the next decade.”
“Our schools continue to attract families who wish to instill in their children the gift of a Catholic education,” said Marvin Duarte, Chair of the Halton Catholic School Board and Milton Trustee. “We are grateful for the ongoing support and commitment of the Ministry of Education through the provision of funding to help us build new school buildings to better serve the needs of our Milton students and families.”
Milton #9 Catholic Elementary School will be located at Gordon Krantz Avenue and Kovachik Blvd in Milton.
Since 2018, the government has approved nearly 200 school construction projects and the development of more than 300 childcare and education building-related projects, of which more than 100 are actively under construction.