York University’s Board of Governors has approved the preliminary design and budget for the York University Markham Centre Campus project, an important milestone along the way to opening the new campus in September, 2021.
The York University Markham Centre Campus, located west of the Markham Pan Am Centre, will offer 4,200 students in a high-growth part of the province access to more than 20 degree programs, including a variety of professional programs as well as innovative joint programs with York’s academic partner on the project, Seneca College. York will partner with local businesses and industry to provide unique experiential learning opportunities for students and contribute to the region’s major economic clusters.
York University’s new campus will become an integral part of Markham’s city centre, an important city-building initiative by York in cooperation with the City of Markham and surrounding neighbours and stakeholders.
Approval of the design and budget for the approximately $253 million project means the design development phase will now begin, including production of construction documents in preparation for tendering. The university intends to start construction by the end of 2018.
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