ON invites proposals for creating university campus in Milton, Brampton

January 20, 2017

The conversation around creating university campuses in Milton and Brampton, Ontario took another step forward this week as the ON Government invited universities to develop proposals for creating a campus at one or both sites. Between the two municipalities, the government plans to spend $180M, with each location expected to accommodate 1,000 students within two to five years of opening. An ON release indicates that the government expects candidate universities to demonstrate strong partnerships with colleges, as well as local communities, business, and other institutions. Wilfrid Laurier University has reportedly been collaborating with the Town of Milton for more than eight years to develop plans for a campus, but Inside Halton reports that WLU will still need to go through the proposal process. Milton Council recently passed a motion reiterating a previous endorsement of WLU's submission to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the university. Inside Halton | Brampton GuardianĀ