WLU acquires 360,000 square-foot facility in downtown Brantford

September 23, 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University has announced an agreement to acquire Market Square, a 360,000 square-foot facility in downtown Brantford. Per its agreement with the City of Brantford, WLU will purchase the space for $5.8 M with payment to come in the form of 7.5 years of free rent for the portion of the facility currently occupied by the city. The new space will meet the needs of a projected growth in enrolment at WLU’s Brantford campus, as well as accommodate the expansion of WLU’s partnership with Conestoga College. The university will commence a comprehensive planning exercise to determine how to most effectively use the space. WLU also recently acquired land and funding to build the WLU Brantford YMCA Postsecondary Athletics Recreation Complex. “This acquisition, combined with our investment in the Laurier YMCA project on Colborne Street, is an indication of our long-term investment in the continued growth of Laurier in Brantford,” said Brian Rosborough, Senior Executive Officer at WLU Brantford. WLU News Release