York University and the City of Markham unveiled official signage to mark the new site for York University’s Markham campus on Friday, Nov. 4.
York U – Markham Centre will be home to more than 4,000 students in eight different fields of study, including arts and media, information technology, liberal arts, environmental studies and business.
York University has committed $45 million for its construction, the Regional Municipality of York has committed up to $25 million towards this exciting initiative, and the City of Markham has donated 5 acres of land in Markham Centre for the new campus.
York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri told the media the new campus is “a win-win and will represent significant expansion to post-secondary education in Ontario.”
The sign marking the site of the future campus is on the corner of Enterprise Boulevard and Rivis Road in Markham.
On site for the ceremonial unveiling was Shoukri; MPP Markham-Unionville, Hon. Michael Chan, Minister of International Trade; York Region Chairman Wayne Emmerson; City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti; Regional Councillor for the City of Markham, Nirmalla Armstrong; Vice-President, Academic, Seneca College, Laurel Schollen; Markham Ward 3 Councillor Don Hamilton; Markham Ward 2 Councillor Alan Ho; and Markham Ward 6 Councillor Amanda Collucci.