Ontario Government Building New Child Care Spaces in Hamilton-Wentworth

Published on January 28, 2021

Province Approves Child Care Addition to Bellmoore Public School


News Release

As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has given Hamilton Wentworth District School Board approval to award tender for the construction of a child care addition to Bellmoore Public School in Binbrook.

The $1.8 million investment will add a new, quality learning environment for the students of Binbrook. This project is part of the province’s capital investment program to build more child care spaces for Ontario’s families.

“The funding for this child care addition to Bellmoore Public School is great news for our community,” said Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of Binbrook.”

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

“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. “Construction of the child care addition to Bellmoore Public School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and child cares, and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.”

“At HWDSB, we are grateful for the province’s support for new affordable, quality childcare spaces at Bellmoore Elementary School.” said Dawn Danko, Chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. “Binbrook is a growing community and we appreciate the province’s commitment to new childcare facilities.”

Highlights of the child care addition include:

  • 49 new licensed child care spaces.
  • 3 new child care rooms.

“At HWDSB, we are grateful for the province’s support for new affordable, quality childcare spaces at Bellmoore Elementary School.” said Dawn Danko, Chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. “Binbrook is a growing community and we appreciate the province’s commitment to new childcare facilities.”

Bellmoore Public School is located at 35 Pumpkin Pass, Binbrook.                                                  

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.
  • The Ontario Government announced in Budget 2020 that over the next ten years, Ontario is investing $13 billion in capital grants, including allocating $550M 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 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.