- Local News
- August 28, 2017
Strengthening Infrastructure for a Growing Community
We're investing in infrastructure to better serve Oakville.
Oakville is thriving. Everyday, our government is working to support our growing population and ensure that we’re supported in the right ways. Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in schools, hospitals, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history.
- Ontario is investing in a new courthouse in Oakville that will help families settle disputes faster, reduce time-to-trial, and better serve the needs of people living and working in Halton region.
- Our province is providing $9 billion towards healthcare which would bring Ontario’s total planned investment in hospital infrastructure to $20 billion over the next 10 years. This includes an additional $15,698,549 in Halton Healthcare that will provide faster access to care, expand crucial services and procedures, and improve the experience of patients.
- Through the GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project, Ontario is converting GO trains from diesel to electric. This will support faster and more frequent service for commuters and families across the region, giving you more options to get you where you need to go. Fifteen-minute service or better is expected to be available between Toronto and Aldershot and hourly service will be introduced to and from Hamilton seven days a week.s
- Our government is building a new elementary school in Oakville to replace St. Joseph and St. James Elementary Schools and provide students with a modern, high-quality learning environment that will lay the foundation for their future success. The brand-new building will bring together 527 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 and will support student learning, help reduce the cost of underutilized space, and focus on opportunities for better programming for students.
- This September, the renovation of Heritage Glen Public School will be completed to serve an additional 138 pupils.
- Oakville will be housing a new French language high school, École secondaire Gaétan-Gervais, which will be open for the 2017-2018 school year.
This article is an excerpt from my Summer 2017 Community Newsletter. To read more, please click the link below.
Summer 2017 Community Update Newsletter