Brand New School and Daycare Coming to Brampton
It’s no secret that Brampton has changed dramatically over the years. New schools have cropped up and old schools are getting some much-needed upgrades as enrollment flourishes with population increases.
Some neighbourhoods are seemingly in need of more educational institutions to support our young population--and it looks like one of those areas is the Vales of Humber.
The Province of Ontario recently announced that residents can expect new schools--as well as additions and renovations to existing ones--that will create "modern learning environments" and more licensed child care spaces.
Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, and Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister Responsible for Early Years and Child Care, were joined by Laura Albanese, MPP for York South-Weston, at Dennis Avenue Community School in Toronto recently to announce funding for 39 brand new schools and 40 major renovations and additions in communities across Ontario.
The province confirmed that the Peel District School Board will be getting a yet-to-be-named elementary school in Brampton’s fast-growing Vales of Humber neighbourhood in north Brampton. The school will also boast 73 childcare spaces and one EarlyON room.
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Secondary School will also be getting a new addition as part of the province’s investment in Peel schools.
In 2018, Ontario will be investing $784 million in 79 new and renovated schools--an investment that will also create more than 2,700 new licensed child care spaces for children aged 0-4.
The province says it’s investing up to $1.6 billion in new capital funding over five years to support the creation of 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools, other public spaces and communities--something that will no doubt please residents who have difficulty finding childcare spaces.
“Ontario is committed to building learning environments that support student achievement and well-being. That’s why we continue to invest in new, renovated, and expanded schools so that every student can learn and grow in a space that enables them to reach their full potential,” says Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education.