Announcement from TCDSB Trustee Ann Andrachuk
Another half-million for new Catholic Elementary School in South Etobicoke
Parents in South Etobicoke will be pleased to hear the wonderful news that the provincial government is providing the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) with another half-a-million dollars ($500,000) to build the new Holy Trinity Catholic School. The money will go towards unique site costs associated with building a school in this part of Etobicoke and compliance with the City of Toronto’s Green Standards.
This funding is in addition to the $10.5 million the Ministry of Education approved in July 2011.The new Kindergarten to Grade 8 facility is scheduled to open its doors in the Fall of 2017 and will be home to over 530 students.
“Enrollment for TCDSB schools in South Etobicoke has been growing rapidly because of our Board’s commitment to unique programming that parents want for their children such as French Immersion,” says Ann Andrachuk, TCDSB Trustee for Ward 2, who has been a longstanding, vocal and effective advocate for a new school.
“This new state-of-the-art facility will serve as an important community hub for everyone who lives, or plans to live in this fast developing and popular section of Etobicoke,” says Andrachuk, adding, “As a long-time resident of Etobicoke, this will be a facility residents of all ages can share together and be proud of for future generations to come.”
The Board also expressed its thanks for the ongoing support of the local City Councillor Mark Grimes and the City of Toronto Planning Department as the project makes its way through the various approval and pre-construction processes.