Ontario schools receive $656.5 million in funding for infrastructure and ventilation upgrades

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced $656.5 million in funding towards infrastructure upgrades at the province’s schools. Ontario is contributing more than $131.3 million to the projects.

The majority of funding will go to ventilation projects that improve air quality, such as HVAC renovations. Other projects include installing water bottle refilling stations, investing in network and broadband infrastructure for remote learning, and reconfiguring rooms to enhance physical distancing protocols.

According to the Ontario government, 95 per cent of the province’s schools have reported upgrades or enhancements to their air filtration systems since 2019, including more than 40,000 HEPA filters and other ventilation devices in classrooms.

For more information visit Infrastructure Canada.