Hybrid university-college campus coming to Markham, province says

A new campus in Markham, Ont., is expected to serve about 4,000 students in York Region. Deborah Baic / File / The Globe and Mail / The Canadian Press

MARKHAM, Ont. – A new hybrid university-college campus is in the works in Markham, north of Toronto.

The Ontario government says it has chosen the York University – Markham Centre campus, a partnership with Seneca College, as the first in a series of new post-secondary projects aimed at meeting future demand for undergraduate education.

The province says the new campus is expected to serve about 4,000 students in York Region, and offer a broad range of programs that incorporate experiential learning with an academic focus on business, arts and social sciences.

The project was one of 19 submissions to a provincial call for proposals issued to post-secondary institutions last year.

The government says it judged the proposals based on a number of criteria, including the ability to serve areas with growing demand and avoid any unwarranted duplication of existing programs.

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It says another call for proposals will be issued next spring for a facility to serve Peel and Halton regions, which are the fastest growing in the province after York.

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