Local schools need $150 million of repairs

According to TDSB data, schools in York South–Weston need about $150 million of repairs. TDSB schools require $3.7 billion in total.

FixOurSchools.ca says that Weston CI needs the most repairs: nearly $20 million worth. The areas needing urgent repairs include:

  • Foundation
  • Stairs
  • Elevators and lifts
  • Roof coverings

CR Marchant is also in very bad shape. It requires about $7 million in repairs, though (happily?) only the foundation is urgent. For perspective, the province said the replacement cost of the whole school is $10.3 million. CR has long needed work.

York Humber High School needs $5.9 million in repairs.

Weston Memorial needs $4.7 million, including to the sanitary sewer, rainwater drainage, and water distribution systems.

Bala needs $4.6 million. Dennis Ave, $4.3. Pelmo’s a bargain with $3.6. It goes on.

The TDSB says that all the buildings are safe, just run down: “The health and safety of students, staff and community members are our top priority when planning school repairs. Our Facility Services staff works year-round to ensure our schools are safe”.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.