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Site Chosen For New Catholic Central High School

Friday June 14th, 2019, 11:48am

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Catholic Central High School has a new home.

The Government of Ontario has announced more than $7 million in funding to help secure an 11-acre piece of property at 2465 McDougall Avenue.

The WECDSB had originally intended to build the school on the site of the former Windsor Arena near McDougall and Wyandotte Avenue East, but after amicable discussions with representatives from the City of Windsor, determined that site was simply not suitable for the type of school the board intends to build.

“We believe the new location provides us with the opportunity and the flexibility to create a beautiful new school without the additional costs and delays that would have been associated with trying to adapt the downtown site to meet our needs,” said Director of Education Terry Lyons. “We’re extremely grateful that the Ministry of Education saw the merits of our proposal to build at this new location.”

The board first learned in 2016 that it would received $26M to build a new school to replace the school currently on Tecumseh Road.  The Ministry of Education recently stated that funding is still available for the board’s use. Now that funding to acquire the land has been approved, the board can remove conditions, complete the sale and begin the necessary steps to get shovels in the ground.

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