Quebec to spend $20.5 million adding CSDM classrooms in N.D.G.

The CSDM says its schools in the area are bursting at the seams.

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Published on: September 12, 2017 | Last Updated: September 12, 2017 10:50 AM EDT

Ecole Sainte-Catherine des Siennes in Montreal, QC, on Friday, November 14 2014. (Robert Amyot / MONTREAL GAZETTE) Robert Amyot / -

Quebec will spend $20.5 million expanding the number of Commission scolaire de Montréal classrooms in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

The announcement was made Tuesday morning by Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil, who represents N.D.G. in the National Assembly.

The CSDM says its schools in the area are bursting at the seams.

Of the allotted sum, $12.6 million will go to renovating a building that the CSDM is taking over from Centennial Academy, a private school. The CSDM had been renting the building to Centennial.

That building on Prud’Homme Ave. will be used for 10 high school and five elementary school classrooms.

Another $8 million will go to expanding École Ste. Catherine de Sienne by eight classrooms.

That school is already slated to be demolished and rebuilt, which will now cost more than $22 million.

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