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New schools, childcare spaces to open across Ontario

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm EDT

Children at Messiah daycare on Avenue Road. GETTY IMAGES/Richard Lautens

Ontario is investing upwards of $700 million in new schools and childcare spaces in 2018, the province announced on Monday.

The funds will go towards 39 brand new schools, 40 school renovations as well as the creation of 2,700 new licensed child care spaces for children up to four years old.

“We know what when we build new schools, we’re really investing in learning for students,” Education Minister Mitzie Hunter told Breakfast Television on Monday.

Over the next five years, $1.6 billion will be invested to help create 45,000 new licensed child care spaces in schools and other public spaces.

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