HAMILTON, ONT. — The provincial government is building a new high school in Hamilton to support French language education and provide learning facilities for local students.
Mitzie Hunter, minister of education, was joined by Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale MPP Ted McMeekin and Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon at Hamilton City Hall Dec. 13 to make the announcement.
The new school, which is expected to open in 2018, will accommodate 800 secondary students in a state-of-the-art facility. It will be jointly operated and occupied by the French-public and French Catholic school boards that serve the Hamilton area: Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud, states a release from the province.
Ontario is investing $2.7 billion over two years to support school repair and renewal, adds the release. This funding is estimated to benefit more than 2,100 schools that have repair and renewal projects valued at $100,000 or more.