Ministry of Education
Province Supporting More than 500 Students with State-of-the-Art Learning Spaces
Toronto, ON – Feb 7, 2018
Ontario is investing in the reconstruction of St. Michael’s Choir School – one of Toronto’s most unique music education schools.
Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Education, was joined by Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Bishop Robert Kasun, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Toronto, at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto this afternoon to announce funding to modernize and rebuild the school.
This investment will enable St. Michael’s Choir School to provide over 500 students with state-of-the-art learning spaces, including spaces to deliver its renowned music program.
The unique school provides students with outstanding music education and performance training by holding concerts and public performances, including an annual concert at Massey Hall. The new school will also serve as a community and creative hub by making the auditorium and rehearsal space available for public use.
Providing students with better places to learn and investing in training the next generation of Ontario’s artists and performers is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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