Wilfrid Laurier considers major new campus in Milton

March 31, 2008

Wilfrid Laurier University announced yesterday that it is exploring a possible new campus on 150 acres of land adjacent to the Niagara escarpment, on the southwest side of Milton Ontario, the fastest-growing municipality in Canada. Laurier president Max Blouw says, “University demand is expected to continue growing in Ontario, fueled in part by population growth in the Greater Toronto Area... Milton is therefore an excellent location for a university campus, and Laurier — with our success developing satellite campuses in Brantford, Kitchener and downtown Toronto — is an experienced university partner.” Dr. Blouw also has experience building the University of Northern British Columbia from a "greenfield" site. Laurier media release