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More Classrooms At Carleton

Open Ontario Plan Means 20,000 More Spaces For Students

Office of the Premier

Ontario is creating more student spaces at Carleton University as part of its Open Ontario Plan.

The renovated Steacie Building for Chemistry opened in September 2008 and is home to a new Superlab. Carleton estimates they could now handle up to 700 additional first year chemistry students.

The Waterfront Project will mean new classrooms, lecture theatres and programs from public affairs to biomedical engineering, creating 2,600 new student spaces.

The 2010 Budget shows the Ontario government is moving its Open Ontario Plan forward in three specific areas: helping 20,000 more students go to college and university, investing in infrastructure, and helping northern Ontario businesses compete and grow.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario invested $5 million to renew the laboratories at the Steacie Building for Chemistry.
  • The Waterfront Project is the result of $52.5 million investment shared between the federal and provincial governments.
  • An additional 20,000 college and university spaces this September will be made possible through new funding of $310 million.

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“Our five-year Open Ontario Plan is what we need to create jobs and growth, while helping to eliminate the deficit caused by the global economic recession. We're doing this because we're committed to strengthening our economy, investing in our people and the priorities Ontarians share.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario



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