Dennis Ave school to be rebuilt

The province announced that Dennis Avenue Community School in Mount Dennis will be replaced with a brand-new, $10.8 million facility as part of a new $784 million funding package for schools and daycares.

It’s not all good news, mind you: Dennis Avenue School had fallen into disuse and disrepair. Whether Dennis Avenue would be amalgamated with other schools was not included in the announcement, though your correspondent thinks it likely will be merged: the TDSB had suggested that Roselands and Cordella be joined with Dennis Avenue to address declining enrolment at all three schools.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

2 thoughts on “Dennis Ave school to be rebuilt”

  1. Hi Adam,

    To provide futher information for your readers, last year the TDSB completed an Accomodation Review regarding low enrollment and poor facility index conditions at the following school communities: Rockcliffe Middle School (Grade 6 to 8), Dennis Avenue Community School (K to 5), George Syme Community School (K to 5), Cordella Junior Public School (K to 5), Harwood Public School (K to 8), Lambton Park Community School (K to 5), and Roseland Junior Public School (K to 5).

    The TDSB Board of Trustee’s approved a plan in June 2017 that would see the closure of Rockcliffe Middle School and Cordella Junior Public School. Cordella would be amalgamated with Dennis Avenue Public School and all remaning schools would become K to 8 schools with the closure of Rockcliffe Middle School. There would also be some minor program and boundary realignment between some schools.

    This plan was submitted to the Ministry of Education in the fall of 2017 and the recent announcement confirmed provincial funding to rebuild Dennis Avenue Public School at its existing school site, along with funding for a small addition at George Syme Community School. There are also some planned investments in order to facilitate K to 8 expansion at all schools.

    The summary of the Board decision can be found here:

    http://www.tdsb.on.ca/portals/_default/ARC_helpful_info_docs/P20170622-Ward6SouthPARCBoardDecisionLetter-v4.pdf

    Regards,

    Chris

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