Oshawa invests over $7 million in UOIT downtown expansion

June 9, 2010

Oshawa city council has approved $7.5 million in municipal funding to help the University of Ontario Institute of Technology further its expansion into the downtown. Council voted unanimously to reallocate $5 million previously earmarked for a pool on the Durham College/UOIT campus to the UOIT Downtown Campus Initiative. The city also approved a $2.5-million grant. The campus initiative launched in fall 2008, when the faculty of education moved into a vacant downtown building. UOIT has since committed to a 30-year lease on the former Alger Press building for classroom and student services space. The university will also be leasing a 30,000-square-foot building behind the Regent Theatre, and using space in the basement of the Genosha Hotel for psychology labs. Durham Region News