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New and Replacement Schools
New and Replacement Schools

The following New and Replacement Schools have been approved by the Ministry of Education. 

New Schools​

Please see the Capital Strategy​ page for school projects submitted to the Ministry of Education for funding approval.  This page will be updated once new projects are approved. ​

Replacement Schools

E.J. Sand Public Sch​​ool

In 2015, the Ministry of Education approved funding to replace E. J. Sand Public School. During construction of the new facility, students will be bussed and held at the former Holy Family Catholic Elementary School located at 21 Mullen Drive in Thornhill.

The new E. J. Sand Public School is proposed to open September 2021.

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 Dr. G.W. Williams Secon​dary School

In 2018, the Ministry of Education approved funding to replace Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School.  The Dr. G. W. Williams Secondary School will be relocated to a Board owned site located east of Bayview Avenue between Borealis Avenue and Spring Farm Road. 

The new Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School is proposed to open September 2023.

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Presentation​ - A Vision for the NEW Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School; presented on November 7, 2018

 

Contact ​Infor​mation:

For further information regarding future schools listed on the Capital Strategy Project List or school sites in your community, please contact: planning.services@yrdsb.ca

On an annual basis, the Planning and Property Services Department of the York Region District School Board reviews student accommodation concerns across the Board.

As part of that process, a long term accommodation plan is created (known as the Capital Strategy) which identifies new schools, additions to schools and replacement school requirements. Please visit the Capital Strategy page for more information on projects that have been submitted to the Ministry of Education for review and funding.

For information regarding the naming of future schools and general information on the community consultation process, please contact:

New Schools Project Coordinator
John Steh​
(905)727-3141, (905)895-7216, (905)722-3201, (416)969-8131 extension 3716
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