Ontario will provide students with greater access to high-quality postsecondary education with a new postsecondary site in the growing Region of Peel.
Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Harinder Malhi, Minister of the Status of Women, announced today a new postsecondary site in Brampton to improve access to postsecondary education in one of the fastest growing communities in Canada.
Focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM), programming will be delivered in partnership by Ryerson University and Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Technology. The new site will provide up to 2,000 new undergraduate spaces within five to 10 years.
The site for the new campus will be at the south-east corner of Church Street West and Mill Street North in Brampton.
Ontario knows that Peel is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada and is located along Ontario’s SuperCorridor, home to dense pockets of start-ups, research institutions and world class talent.
“As one of the fastest growing communities, Brampton is home to dynamic, innovative people with the talent and ambition to do great things,” Premier Wynne says. “Government needs to do more to support people – from new roads, and transit, to better hospitals and schools. The new post-secondary site in Brampton will unlock exciting new opportunities for people across Peel Region.”
Students enrolled at the new site will also have access to experiential learning opportunities — such as co-operative education, internship programs and case studies — to help them develop the skills they need to find and keep good jobs in the province’s changing economy.
Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.