DDSB receives funding for three new elementary schools

Posted On Wednesday May 22, 2024

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) has announced that it has been granted funding from the Ministry of Education for the construction of three new elementary schools, a significant investment that will address accommodation pressures and ensure accessible, high-quality education for all students.

Two of the new schools will be situated in Whitby, with locations at Maskell Crescent and Coronation Road, and Cisco Drive and Limoges Street, respectively. The third school will be situated in Oshawa, located at Symington Avenue and Steeplechase Street. Each of these schools will accommodate 634 pupil spaces, supporting the growing needs within the District.

“These new schools not only support our commitment to providing accessible education, but also underscore our dedication to creating spaces where all students can thrive,” said Christine Thatcher, Chair of the DDSB Board of Trustees. “We eagerly anticipate the positive impact these schools will have on our community.”

Added Ontario Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, “We are stepping up with a massive investment to build the homes, schools, and communities our province needs, and to ensure children have access to state-of-the-art schools close to home that gives them real life and job skills to succeed in the future.”

These new schools mark a significant milestone in the DDSB’s ongoing dedication to meet the evolving needs within the District. The new builds are responsive to the demographic shift occurring within Durham Region and will serve as educational hubs and inclusive spaces where all students can realize their potential.

The DDSB extends its gratitude to the Government of Ontario, the Ministry of Education, Education Minister Stephen Lecce, Whitby MPP Lorne Coe, Durham MPP Todd McCarthy, Whitby Mayor Elizabeth Roy, Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter, Durham Region Chair John Henry, and Oshawa and Whitby Trustees for their support and advocacy that have made these projects a reality. 

Durham District School Board 

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural communities of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog townships and the cities and towns of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. We employ over 10,000 teaching and educational services staff in 135 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres. DDSB has more than 79,000 regular day students and thousands more who take continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ddsbschools, Instagram @ddsbschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB.