Ontario Supports Students and Families in Hamilton

Published on June 07, 2019

Approvals Provided for School Projects in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Ancaster

Hamilton - Ontario's government is protecting what matters most by investing in new local schools to help provide our students with a world-class education system that ensures they have the skills they need to succeed. The province has approved new school construction for Memorial Elementary School in Stoney Creek and Glen Elementary School in Hamilton, as well as an addition to Ancaster Senior Public School.

“Approval of these three projects is outstanding news for our communities,” said Donna Skelly, MPP for Flamborough—Glanbrook. “Our government is proud to support continued investment in Hamilton and in our students.”

  • Ancaster Senior Public School will be expanded by four kindergarten classrooms and three elementary classrooms. This will expand the school’s elementary capacity by 173 pupils. The school is located at 295 Nakoma Road, Ancaster.
  • Memorial Elementary School will be rebuilt on the current site of Memorial Public School to improve the facility and accommodate students from Mountanview Public School. Located at 23 Royce Avenue in Stoney Creek, the school will have room for 495 students, as well as three childcare rooms.
  • The new Glen Elementary School will be built on the current site of Glen Brae Middle School at 20 Secord Drive, Hamilton. The improved facility will accommodate 682 pupils, as well as three childcare rooms.


“On behalf of the Board of Trustees for Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, I would like to thank the Ministry of Education for providing the approval needed for us to move forward in building an addition to Ancaster Senior, a new school on the Memorial Stoney Creek site, and a new school on the Glendale campus”, said Alex Johnstone, Board Chair. “I would especially like to thank MPP Donna Skelly who supplied tremendous support in ensuring our approvals arrived in time to take advantage of this year’s construction season without delay, as well as MPP Paul Miller.”

Ontario recently announced Education that Works for You, a new plan to modernize curriculum, modernize classrooms and empower educators to better prepare students for the realities of today's modern world. By supporting new schools and childcare spaces, the government is helping education work for communities like Hamilton as part of a plan to deliver the world-class education system that our students deserve.

“Investing in new school infrastructure is an important part of our plan to build a modern education system that puts children, students and families first”, said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education. “These new facilities and additional spaces will help ensure students get the best learning experience. More child care spaces will also give Hamilton families increased options for high-quality child care in their community.”