ON announces plans to establish university presence in Brampton, Milton

October 27, 2016

The Ontario government has announced that it will approve the creation of two new university facilities in Brampton and Milton. The Brampton Guardian reports that Milton has already forged a partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University and committed funds to purchase a large parcel of land in anticipation of the move. Shortly after becoming mayor of Brampton, Linda Jeffrey reportedly convened a blue ribbon panel to create a plan for transforming Brampton into a university town. Laurier has released a statement applauding the province's move, with President Max Blouw saying that “we are pleased that the Ontario government is moving forward with plans to bring post-secondary educational opportunities to an under-served area of the GTA. A university campus will strengthen and complement [Milton’s] vision of a diversified workforce to drive economic prosperity and meet the evolving needs of Ontario’s economy.” Brampton Guardian | WLU