Centennial to receive up to $26 million from Ontario for aerospace training

October 31, 2013

Centennial College will receive up to $26 million from the Ontario government to relocate its aviation programs to the former de Havilland aircraft manufacturing centre at Downsview Park. The centre will be renovated to provide new classrooms, workshops and hangar space, and to house an innovation and research working group that brings together industry leaders and academic partners, including University of Toronto’s Institute for Aerospace Studies, Ryerson University, and York University. Centennial says “the investment is the first step towards creating an aerospace training and research hub for the development of new technologies in Ontario.” With the move to Downsview, which is expected to take place by September 2015, enrolment in the aviation programs is expected to grow to more than 900 students. Centennial News Release