Funding For a New YCDSB School in Vaughan

Funding For a New YCDSB School in Vaughan

We are excited to announce the Ontario government is investing $47.2 million for the construction of two new elementary schools that will share a building in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) in Thornhill. The building will house a York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) elementary school and York Region District School Board (YRDSB) elementary school, as well as a childcare facility. 

The new schools will create 1,134 student spaces (including 497 YCDSB student spaces) and 49 licensed childcare spaces. These cutting-edge learning environments will provide schools in the heart of the quickly growing VMC area. We are grateful for this opportunity to continue providing excellent education in the neighbourhood of our York Catholic students and families.

What was said at the announcement:

“Investments in our student’s education has a value that is immeasurable, and having these two new state of the art elementary schools, that are closer to home, provides a positive benefit for families in the VMC.” said Laura Smith, MPP for Thornhill. “I am grateful to Minister Lecce and Premier Ford for their leadership in this historic investment for our community, and looking forward to seeing these two new elementary schools come into fruition.”

“Our government is more than doubling the funding to build new schools, which represents the single largest investment in school building in Ontario history,” said Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. “We are stepping up with a massive investment to build the homes, schools, and communities our province needs, and to ensure children have access to state-of-the-art schools close to home that gives them real life and job skills to succeed in the future. I want to reiterate my thanks to MPP Laura Smith for her relentless advocacy for local families.”

“The York Catholic District School Board has a history of cooperating with the York Region District School Board to build schools together,” said Elizabeth Crowe, Chair of the Board, York Catholic District School Board. “We are excited to work together again. The YCDSB is eager to provide families access to a Catholic school in the heart of the quickly growing Vaughan Metropolitan Centre neighbourhood.”