CR Marchant in ‘Critical’ condition

As your kids head back to school next week, pity the caretakers and builders who have been working through the summer. The province released numbers about the state of repair of all of Ontario schools. It’s not great. CR Marchant is in critical condition–in worse condition than 95% of all the schools in the province.

There are 4,656 public schools in Ontario. In order of worst condition to best, Weston’s schools are ranked:

The TDSB is at pains to say that the schools are perfectly safe. Schools need repairs, but no students are in danger.

Parents and citizens can see the shortcomings on each school’s website. CR needs repairs to its HVAC, roadways, and play areas among others. Despite being in better condition, Weston Memorial has many “urgent” needs, including water distribution, the roof, floors and doors.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

5 thoughts on “CR Marchant in ‘Critical’ condition”

  1. wondering still why they don’t merge public schools and build a new school at Pelmo???? how hard is it to see that simply makes perfect sense? What about St. John, when will that school be built????

  2. Time for our trustee to act, and make our schools’ physical conditions a priority. This is a neighbourhood identified as needing extra help: let’s have it!

  3. As the great-grandson (never met him unfortunately) of CR (Clifford Richards, or Cliff) who recently moved back into the neighbourhood, I’d love to see Cliff’s great-great-granddaughter go to a non-critical CR Marchant in 11 years, rather than be bused off somewhere else.

    1. Well then tell the politicians to fix the schools, merge them, do what ever is needed. Where is St.John?? Why are there 4 public schools (Pelmo, Weston, CR, HJ) within a small area and 3 are in terrible condition?

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