Ontario Supports Expansion of Postsecondary Education and Long-Term Care in Milton
MILTON —The Ontario government is supporting the expansion of postsecondary education and long-term care in Milton. The Milton Education Village will include new campuses for Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as space for a new Schlegel Villages long-term care home. The area also includes room for a potential hospice, residential housing and a village core with a mix of commercial and retail uses.
“The Milton Education Village demonstrates the importance of partnerships and the power of the Ontario spirit in building strong and safe communities,” said Premier Ford. “Our government applauds the collaborative approach taken by Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University to expand their respective campuses. The fact that we are also delivering a Schlegel Villages long-term care home and potential hospice is a testament to the leadership of Parm Gill and the entire Milton community.”
The new Milton campus is expected to accommodate 6,700 students and will focus on university and college academic programs in high-demand fields such as science, health care, engineering, technology, and business. Conestoga and Laurier will also provide experiential learning and work-integrated learning opportunities for students, as well as micro-credentials that will support up-skilling and re-skilling for the local labour force.
“The Ontario government is committed to growing our province’s postsecondary education sector in a fiscally responsible way, and that is why we are proud to support Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University’s plans for campus expansion in Milton,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges and Universities. “By supporting self-funded campus expansions, we are encouraging independence and accountability, expanding choices and opportunities for our students, and protecting taxpayers.”