In November, 2015 the Greater Essex County District School Board received a grant from the Ministry of Education of $15.23 million to build a permanent home for the Giles Campus French Immersion Public School.
Giles Campus F.I.P.S. was created in 2011 at the former W.D. Lowe High School building to accommodate French Immersion students in the Northwest area of Windsor. This was a temporary solution to demand for French Immersion programming in the city until a business case was approved to build a new school within the catchment area.
In January 2017 the GECDSB purchased a piece of propert at 1123 Mercer St. (pictured, above, left) and is working on a plan to build the new school to include the historic International Playing Card Co. building.
The Heritage Alteration Permit was approved by the City of Windsor in December 2017. Site plan control review is ongoing with the city's Planning Department.