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Closing the Toronto District School Board outdoor education centres will cost more than 100 jobs and will take about $4 million out of local economies, said CUPE 4400 members at a spirited rally outside Premier Ernie Eves’s constituency office in Orangeville on November 2.

The local represents instructors and staff at the centres. Seven of the TDSB’s eight residential centres are located in and around Eves’s riding northwest of Toronto. The board also operates a residential centre on Toronto Island and five day centres within the city.

“Closing these centres and laying off staff will not only deprive Toronto children of valuable learning opportunities,” said CUPE 4400 President John Weatherup. “It will pull millions of dollars out of these local economies.”