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Renewing Seneca College's King Campus

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Renewing Seneca College's King Campus

McGuinty Government Invests In Colleges And Universities

Ontario is helping Seneca College build new classrooms, state-of-the-art learning labs and study spaces for students at their King Campus.

This project will provide more space for students to learn and help Seneca College renew and expand its community safety and health services training facilities. More classrooms and labs will allow new courses to be offered at the King Campus to better serve the growing needs of York Region families.

Increasing the number of student spaces at colleges and universities is an important element of Putting Students First, the McGuinty government's plan to provide quality, affordable postsecondary education and training to Ontario families.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario's investment of $43 million in a new building for Seneca College's King Campus is part of the McGuinty government's long-term capital plan.
  • This project will create an estimated 550 construction jobs.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested more than $3 billion in capital funding at Ontario colleges and universities.
  • 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.

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Dr. Helena Jaczek

“I'm very pleased to see this funding going to the King City campus of Seneca College, not only is this an investment in education it is an investment in the future prosperity of York Region.”

Dr. Helena Jaczek

MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham

“Ontario is putting students first by creating more opportunities at our colleges and universities so we can build the skilled and knowledgeable workforce needed for the global economy. Our government's investment in the new building at Seneca will give students the classrooms and labs to succeed in the future, while creating good jobs today.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

“This investment by the Ontario government will allow Seneca to expand and renew King Campus to accommodate nearly 1,450 more students. This project will make an important contribution to the continued success of Seneca students.”

David Agnew

President, Seneca College

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