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Town of Milton and Wilfrid Laurier University pursue Milton campus

Posted on Tuesday April 01, 2014

News release -

Following the announcement from the Province of Ontario inviting universities to submit proposals for new or expanded campuses in underserved areas, the Town of Milton has reaffirmed its relationship with Wilfrid Laurier University and supports the university’s plans to submit a proposal for a Milton campus. 

The Town and Laurier have been working together since 2008 with the intent of developing a 150-acre campus in Milton within the Milton Education Village.

“On behalf of Milton Council, we look forward to continuing positive relationships with our partners at the Provincial government and Laurier,” said Town of Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “A university campus in Milton will enable us to realize our vision for a complete and prosperous community.”

“We are very pleased to be moving forward with our Milton campus proposal in partnership with the Town of Milton, said Laurier President Max Blouw. “A Laurier campus in Milton will bring innovative and accessible post-secondary education to the region and play key role in the social and economic development of the community.”

“If our partners at the Province are looking to develop a new campus in a community where students can pursue undergraduate studies close to home, there is no better place than Milton,” added Mayor Krantz. “With Milton’s young demographics and our plans for growth that will see Milton more than double in the next 15 years, the demand for a university campus in this area will only continue to grow.”

In the meantime, the Town’s plans for the Milton Education Village (MEV) are well underway. The Milton Education Village Innovation Centre opened to the public in early 2014 as a hub for entrepreneurship in Milton, offering collaborative space, acceleration/incubation, business services, and education and training. The location at 555 Industrial Drive will serve as the first stage of the innovation centre while plans for the Milton Education Village (MEV) advance.

The Mattamy National Cycling Centre (velodrome) will also be an integral part of the Milton Education Village. Construction of the velodrome began in February 2013, and is expected to be completed in late summer 2014. The velodrome will serve as both a multi-use, community recreational facility and a host venue for indoor track cycling events, most notably for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games.

For more information on the Milton Education Village, visit the Town’s website or call 905-878-7252 ext. 2101.

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For further information, please contact: 

Bill Mann
Chief Administrative Officer
905-878-7252, ext. 2101

Liliana Busnello
Communications Specialist
905-878-7252, ext. 2154