Lakehead celebrates new campus in Orillia

September 23, 2010

Yesterday Lakehead University celebrated the opening of its new $43-million academic building in Orillia, which represents the first phase in the development of Canada's first LEED Platinum university campus. Lakehead's Orillia campus first opened in 2006 in the city's downtown with approximately 120 students. Today, nearly 1,000 students are enrolled and attend classes downtown, and now at the new location at 500 University Avenue. The next phase of development includes the completion of a 271-bed residence and construction of a cafeteria, both slated to open next September. Lakehead News Release