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Capital Priorities

School boards may apply for funding for construction projects such as school additions, school replacements or deep retrofits from the Ministry of Education through the Capital Priorities program. School boards identify their most urgent capital needs and submit business cases for these priority projects.

The projects are ranked based on a priority, which takes into account factors like enrolment growth or the merging of two or more schools into one new facility.

The Ministry has limited funds available for school boards. Not all the capital projects submitted for consideration receive funding approval.  Historically, the TDSB has received approval for a small number of capital projects through the Capital Priorities process.


List of the Top 5 Capital Priority Projects for 2023-24

Business cases were prepared for the five projects identified below. They were submitted to the Ministry of Education for capital funding consideration under the Capital Priorities grant program in October 2023.

Below is the list of the five TDSB Capital Priority projects. They were ranked to align with the Ministry criteria and submitted for funding consideration.


School Name

Project Description

Business Case Submitted to the Ministry


1 Kapapamahchakwew - Wandering Spirit School and the Urban Indigenous Education Centre A new standalone JK to grade 12 fully lndigenized 397 pupil place school pdf logo 15
2 St. Margaret's Public School A new 331 pupil place JK-8 elementary school,
EarlyON program and 5-room childcare
pdf logo 19
3 Secord Public School A new 940 pupil place JK-5 elementary school,
EarlyON program and 5-room childcare
pdf logo 16
4 Etobicoke Centre Elementary (Silver Hill) A new 823 pupil place JK-8 elementary school and 5-room childcare centre pdf logo 3
5 Davisville Jr. Public School Proposed 5-classroom addition to a recently completed replacement school pdf logo 8