Ford Government Building New Student Spaces in London

Published on January 13, 2020

Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by investing in local schools and ensuring our students have the skills they need to succeed.

 

The province has given Thames Valley District School Board approval to tender an addition to Tweedsmuir Public School. The $7.5M investment will provide a new, quality learning environment for the students of London.

 

The addition will create a new gymnasium and 112 student spaces. The project also includes the renovation of existing space and is part of the province’s capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.

 

“The funding for this addition and much needed renovation to Tweedsmuir Public School is great news for our community,” said Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. “This investment will provide a quality learning environment and new opportunities for the students of London.” 

 

“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Our financing of the addition and renovation to Tweedsmuir Public School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.”

 

Tweedsmuir Public School is located at 349 Tweedsmuir Avenue, London.

 

 

 

Quick Facts:

 

  • The Ford Government is protecting what matters most by working with school board partners to invest in capital projects that advance student learning.

 

  • The Ford Government announced in Budget 2019 that over the next ten years, Ontario is investing nearly $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating over $500M this year alone to for new schools, additions and major renovations.

 

  • This massive investment will build new schools and help existing schools after a decade of Liberal closures and maintenance backlog.

 

  • 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.