Our government is committed to modernizing Ontario’s education system to better meet the needs of students and their families. Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce and the rest of this government are working hard to support families and communities like North York.
With the additional challenges we face during the COVID pandemic, the ministry decided to expedite the approval of additional capital projects related to accommodation pressures across the province based on the 2019-20 Capital Priorities Program submissions.
And I am pleased to join Minister Lecce and announce that our government has approved the construction of a new school that will be able to accommodate about 412 students and create 73 child care spaces, once it’s built.
The new ÉÉP Paul-Demers will provide incredibly valuable French educational services here in North York, and help prepare our young people to communicate in both official languages.
One of our government’s priorities is investing in new school infrastructure — to build a modern education system that puts children, students and families first.
That’s why our government has provided an approval to proceed for this new project of nearly $11.5 million for our community.
By approving this project to build a new school in the growing area of North York, it will help alleviate some of the accommodation pressures in our community and give over 400 more students a place to learn, play and grow.