As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province provided the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board with approval to award the tender for construction of an eight-classroom addition and a four-room child care centre addition at St. Anthony’s School. This will be supported by an investment of over $13 million.
The 8-classroom and 4-room childcare addition will provide more student spaces in an innovative, quality learning environment for the growing student population in Kincardine, and deliver safe and affordable child care for working families. This project is part of the province’s Capital Program to support students with better learning spaces.
“The project we’re here to celebrate today is more than just bricks and mortar,” said Lori DiCastri, Chair of the Board of Trustees for BGCDSB. ”As we focus on delivering on the highest level of Catholic education, we’re also committed to providing an innovative space that can accommodate our growth and can provide safe and welcoming spaces for our students and child care partners.”
“The funding for an eight-classroom addition and a four-room child care addition at St. Anthony’s School is great news for our community,” said Lisa Thompson, the MPP for Huron-Bruce. “This investment will ensure families and students have access to a quality learning environment in the years to come.”
Highlights of the project include:
- 190 elementary student spaces
- 78 childcare spaces in 4 childcare rooms
- Expanded gymnasium, New Bus Circle, New Front Offices
- Interior upgrades to existing school
St. Anthony’s School is located at 715 Russell Street in Kincardine.