TORONTO — The Government of Ontario is providing Conseil scolaire Viamonde with $10.2 million to purchase the former Greenwood Secondary School site from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). This will be the new home for a French-language school project in East Toronto. The future school will accommodate 501 students from grades 7-12 and is part of the province’s plan to support students with better learning spaces.
“Our full support of a new Francophone secondary school in East Toronto further demonstrates our government’s firm commitment to the success of Francophone students and their families,” said Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce. “Minister Mulroney and I are proud to support the dynamic and fast-growing French-language student community in Toronto and across this province.”
“This is great news for Francophone students and parents,” said Minister of Francophone Affairs, Caroline Mulroney. “We are adding another key, long-term institution for the Franco-Ontarian community in Toronto. This school will allow students to continue their education in French to prepare them for a labour market in need of bilingual talent.”
The new, yet-to-be-named secondary school will be located at 24 Mountjoy Avenue in Toronto.
- The Government of Ontario announced in Budget 2019 that over the next ten years, the province will invest nearly $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating over $500 million this year alone for new schools, additions and major renovations.
- Ontario is also providing school boards with a historic $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.
- This funding could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.