This fall, the provincial government informed York University of its unexpected decision to cancel funding support for post-secondary education satellite campuses in Ontario, which included our York University Markham Centre Campus project.
York University remains committed to this vitally important project and we are exploring all possible options to expand York’s footprint in Markham. A new campus in Markham is an opportunity for York to accommodate the forecasted steady increase in population growth and the growing demand for post-secondary programs close to home in areas like entrepreneurship, commerce, digital media and medical biotechnology, responsive to the emerging labour market needs of York Region and Ontario.
York’s continued growth in Markham Centre will be a critical economic generator and community asset for Markham, York Region and Ontario. The University is steadfast in our commitment and we are grateful for the outpouring of support from York Region residents, current and future students, the business community and the many community groups who share our belief that this infrastructure is essential, valuable and beneficial.