Ontario Government Building New School in Stoney Creek

Published on November 03, 2021

Province gives approval to tender to new elementary school

News Release

As part of Ontario's ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province provided Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board approval to proceed to tender a replacement for St. James the Apostle Catholic Elementary School in the amount of $17,890,068.

The new elementary school will provide a new, quality learning environment for the students of Stoney Creek, as well as new child care spaces. This project is part of the province’s capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.

“The funding for the new St. James the Apostle Catholic Elementary School is great news for our community,” said MPP Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook. “This investment will ensure families and students have access to a quality learning environment and child care that meets their needs now and in the years to come.” 

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 Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board has benefited from an investment of $9.1 million for ventilation improvements and has over 800 HEPA filter units in place.

“Working families deserve access to high-quality child care and state-of-the-art schools with modern ventilation and safety top of mind,” said Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. “By building a new St. James the Apostle CES along with three child care rooms, the Government of Ontario is supporting working families and preparing their children for lifelong success.”

Highlights of the project include:

  • 599 student spaces;
  • 3 child care rooms; and
  • 49 child care spaces

St. James the Apostle CES will be located at 29 John Murray Street, Stoney Creek.

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 backlog.
  • 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 could be used to replace aging heating or air conditioning systems, repair roofs and windows, and install important accessibility features like elevators and ramps.