Algonquin College opens Pembroke campus

December 3, 2012

Last Thursday marked the grand opening of Algonquin College's new $36-million waterfront campus in Pembroke. The 4-storey campus is anchored by a large, airy student commons. There is a library and gymnasium on the main floor, as well as various student services and an expansion automotive shop. Classrooms and laboratories share the upper levels with quiet study spaces and faculty offices. Many in Pembroke believe Algonquin College's investment in a much-needed facility situated a stone's throne away from downtown signals a turning point in the city. "The college will be the beacon that will draw people to the community," Pembroke's mayor says. "If I were a student, I'd want to be there." Algonquin College Media Advisory | Ottawa Citizen