Ontario Government Supports Building Retrofit in Mississauga

Published on November 03, 2021

Gordon Graydon Memorial Public Secondary School Now Open

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MISSISSAUGA – As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province provided Peel District School Board with $2,308,816 to support the retrofit to Gordon Graydon Memorial Public Secondary School, located at 1490 Ogden Avenue in Mississauga. Construction on the project is now complete, and the school opened this September for the 2021-22 school year.

This will provide a new quality learning environment for the students of Mississauga, as well as four new child care rooms. This project is part of the Province’s capital investment program, to support students with better learning spaces.

“The funding for this retrofit to Gordon Graydon Memorial Public Secondary School is great news for our community,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families, and new opportunities for the children of Mississauga.”

Ontario’s investment in new and updated schools will create the foundation for a modern learning environment for hundreds of students across the province.

The Ontario government has allocated more than $600 million to support ventilation improvements in schools across Ontario as part of its plans for a safer return to school. The Peel District School Board has benefited from an investment of $31.2 million for ventilation improvements, and has over 2,300 HEPA filter units in place.

“Proud to celebrate the completion of the retrofit to Gordon Graydon Memorial Public Secondary School - a key way that we are supporting hard-working families by providing affordable and accessible child care opportunities,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “The addition will help prepare our youngest learners for lifelong success in a safe and modern learning environment.”

Highlights of the child care retrofit include:

  • 73 new licensed child care spaces; and
  • 4 new child care rooms.

“I’m so pleased this community can now take advantage of the new child care rooms in Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School,” said Peel District School Board Director of Education Rashmi Swarup. “I’m truly appreciative of the province’s investment, and I look forward to seeing families connect, interact, and build relationships in this new learning environment.”

Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore, at Gordon Graydon Memorial Public Secondary School

 

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Government is working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance safe and accessible learning opportunities for students.
  • To create new opportunities for Ontario’s families, the government is investing up to $1 billion to create up to 30,000 new child care spaces in schools over five years.
  • Over the next ten years, the Ontario government is investing $14 billion in capital grants, including allocating $550 million in 2020-21 for new schools, additions and major renovations.
  • This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of closures and maintenance backlogs.
  • Ontario has announced additional funding of $25 million to further improve ventilation in schools as students return for in-person learning this fall. This additional funding brings the net new investments in school ventilation to $600 million.
  • The Province is also providing school boards with a historic $1.4 billion in funding to renew and maintain existing schools.
  • This funding can be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features, like elevators and ramps.

 

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Contact

Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP
Mississauga-Lakeshore
(905) 274-8228