When Williamsburg loses the South Dundas Municipal office, it will be gaining a new school.
The building, which is an old school house, is going to be leased by the Upper Canada District School Board from the municipality to provide a new home for the T.R. Leger School of Alternative and Continuing Education.
This Williamsburg site will allow TR Leger to consolidate its Morrisburg and Winchester locations. The campus locations in each of those two towns will be closing.
“The Upper Canada District School Board and the TR Leger School of Alternative and Continuing Education are always looking for ways to better serve our students,” says Geoff Trasuk, TR Leger principal.
“The amalgamation of the Winchester and Morrisburg sites will allow us to provide the programming that enhances our students’ opportunity to graduate.”
South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds, confirmed May 9, that TR Leger is officially coming to Williamsburg. They are leasing the building before this fall.
Those trying to save the Williamsburg Library had been hopeful that the TR Leger school could provide a home for the Williamsburg library to keep it open. “There is no space for the library from what I hear,” said Byvelds.
The Township of South Dundas has asked the SD&G Library to vacate the Williamsburg building by August 1. The Township expects to vacate the building themselves in mid to late August.