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  • October 24, 2017

New and Improved Schools Opening in York Region

Major Renovations, Additions and New Schools Will Support Student Learning

Dr. Helena Jaczek MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham was in Stouffville with officials and parents from the York Catholic District School Board and the Mayor and Councillor representing the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville to see the site of the new K-12 Catholic school. 

This new school will accommodate 1400 students and will help address the population growth in Whitchurch Stouffville. It will include 3 day care rooms.

In Stouffville and Sharon students returned to class in new and improved learning spaces with two new schools opening this school year,

Barbara Reid Elementary, 130 Hoover Park Drive, Stouffville and

Our Lady of Good Counsel Elementary, 801 Murelll Blvd, Sharon

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in schools, hospitals, public transit, roads and bridges in Ontario’s history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to

Investing in new and renovated schools to create better learning spaces is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. 



“Our government continues to make important investments in the future of our students across our province and right here in Oak Ridges-Markham. The opening of Barbara Reid Elementary and of Our Lady of Good Counsel Elementary schools means that students in our community are in an improved learning environment.” — Dr. Helena Jaczek, MPP Oak Ridges-Markham

“The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is proud that the Province of Ontario is making these important education investments for the future of our students and our community.  This is an exciting time and a great start to the school year!” —  Justin Altmann, Mayor of Whitchurch-Stouffville

 "We are truly delighted to add a new Catholic school to the growing Stouffville community. This has been made possible thanks to the work of many people, working together as partners. We owe our gratitude to the Ministry of Education, MPP Helena Jaczek, Stouffville parents, our Trustees and Planning Department. At York Catholic, we are so proud of our schools and we are looking forward to working together, as we build this much deserved Catholic school for Stouffville’s children, youth and families." —    Patricia Preston, Director of Education York Catholic District School Board.



  • The new school in Stouffville will receive over $33 million plus an additional $1.5 million to support the creation of 3 child care rooms
  • Across the province, 54 new and improved schools will open in the coming months as part of an investment of more than $420 million from the province.
  • Since 2013, the government has invested $9.3 billion in capital funding for school boards to support more than 120 new schools and 140 additions and renovations. 
  • Ontario is investing $1.4 billion this year to improve school buildings by repairing and upgrading elements such as roofs, flooring and plumbing systems.



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