The province is to invest $180 million in new post-secondary sites in both Brampton and Milton.
The new university campuses are part of a larger plan aimed at improving access to education in under served areas of the province.
Making the announcement in Milton today, Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development said that both new post secondary sites would focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Brampton and Milton are two of the fastest growing communities in all of Canada, and according to Matthews, ”creating these sites will help residents access top-notch post-secondary education within their communities and will help them develop the skills they’ll need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
This plan is the second phase of Ontario’s major expansion in postsecondary infrastructure. In May 2015, Ontario announced the creation of the York University – Markham Centre campus in partnership with Seneca College.