YorkU announces location, funding details of proposed Markham campus

September 15, 2014

York University has announced the location of its proposed Markham campus. The proposed campus, to be created in collaboration with Seneca College, would be located in the rapidly developing Markham Centre, on 5 acres of land donated by the city. YorkU also announced that York Regional Council has approved up a contribution of up to $25 M for the project. “Together with Seneca College, the City of Markham, and York Region, we are delighted to be making this official announcement about the site of the proposed York University campus in York Region,” said YorkU President Mamdouh Shoukri. “In situating the campus in the heart of a vibrant new urban centre, our aim is to offer programs that will be responsive to the needs of York Region while furthering the University’s objective of becoming more comprehensive.” The announcement was made in advance of a September 26 deadline for submissions to Ontario’s request for proposals under the Major Capacity Expansion Policy FrameworkYorkU News Release | Seneca News Release | YorkRegion.com