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New Bilingual Architecture School Finds A Home In Sudbury

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New Bilingual Architecture School Finds A Home In Sudbury

McGuinty Government Helps Build State-of-the-Art School, Invests In The North

Students will attend Canada's first new school of architecture in 40 years in northern Ontario.

Ontario is helping Laurentian University build the new Laurentian University School of Architecture. The bilingual school will help 400 French and English architecture students study and stay in the North.   

The new school will help revitalize downtown Sudbury and set a precedent for green building practices in the region. The building will be designed to the highest level of sustainability and help students learn the latest concepts in green building design and sustainable development.

Investing in Ontario's roads, highways, transit, hospitals and schools is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs, grow local economies and ensure the province remains strong and competitive for years to come.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing $21 million over three years in the new Northern Ontario School of Architecture.
  • This project will create up to 300 jobs through the construction and operating phases.
  • The 2011 Budget - Turning The Corner announced additional operating support that will help create places for more than 60,000 additional students in Ontario's colleges and universities by 2015-16.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested approximately $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.

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“Ontario's economy is turning the corner and we know a highly skilled and educated workforce is the key to Ontario's success in the years ahead. Our government's investment in the new bilingual school of architecture will help prepare students in the North for success in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“I am truly excited that our hard work with community partners has paid off and that our vision for a bilingual school of architecture in Sudbury will become a reality. In addition to the significant economic boost for our community, this new school will help diversify the way we do business in Sudbury, by attracting hundreds of specialized students and professionals to the community.”

Rick Bartolucci

MPP for Sudbury, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

“The provincial government's investment will allow Laurentian University to launch the first school of architecture to offer programs in French outside Quebec, while also promoting aboriginal and northern perspectives in design. This is a significant milestone for our university, for Sudbury and for the North.”

Dominic Giroux

President of Laurentian University

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