ON announces UniversitéON campus will be located in downtown Toronto

February 28, 2020

The Government of Ontario has announced that Ontario's first French-language university, the Universite de l'Ontario Francais, will be located in downtown Toronto. "We're expecting to see 290,000 [Francophone] students across this province, students who are going to be able to study in a facility like this and gain access to a top quality education," said ON Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano. "The goal is to ensure students receive an education that leads to a quality job that's going to meet labour market needs." Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas stated that although she supports the location of UOF in Toronto, she will "continue to push so that access to francophone university courses continues to be available in northern Ontario in a way that makes sense to us." The institution hopes to begin accepting students in 2021. CBC | The Star (subscription required)  (ON)