It looks like Hamilton is getting three new schools.
The province is spending 35-million dollars to build three new elementary schools and renovate another
The Ministry of education announced Friday Binbrook will get a second Catholic school, while nearby at Summit Park will get a new, public one.
Eastdale Elementary in Stoney Creek will be replaced with a bigger school on the same site, and finally Sir Wilfred Laurier in east Hamilton will build an addition for full-day kindergarten and renovate a classroom.
The Hamilton Spectator is reporting Binbrook’s only Catholic school -St. Matthew’s- is overflowing. The new Catholic school will be on Binbrook Road on a property the board owns east of Fletcher Road.
The $11.3-million school will have space for 458 students and is expected to be complete in about two years.
A public school being built near Summit Park which is on Fletcher Road between Serenity Lane and Bellagio Avenue, will cost roughly $10-million, and will house 625 students.
Rebuilding Eastdale is part of a longer-term project to replace lower Stoney Creek’s current six small schools with three large modern schools. The other two rebuilds have yet to be approved.
The new and significantly larger school at 275 Lincoln Rd. will cost around $8 million with roughly another $1 million in demolition costs. It will house around 564 students compared to the 200 there now.
And finally, the addition to Sir Wilfrid Laurier is also part of a longer-term plan. The hope is the renovations will make way for 307 new students if a proposal to build a new school at Glendale is also approved.
The Hamilton schools are among 28 being built and 23 being renovated across Ontario.