Ryerson brampton campus

Ontario government pulls funding for new Ryerson campus in Brampton

Bad news for York and Ryerson students as the Ontario government announced that the planned campus expansions have made their way to the chopping block.

The Ontario government issued a press release yesterday that outlined its intention to pull funding for Ryerson's new Brampton campus and York's expansion to Markham.

Wilfred Laurier's Milton campus has also been cancelled.

The release cited a $15 billion dollar provincial deficit as the reason for the squashed plans, resulting in the Ministry no longer being "in the position to fund [the projects] given the province's new fiscal restraints."

NDP leader Andrea Horwath spoke out against the move, calling it "callous" and "short-sighted."

Ryerson's Brampton campus was set to feature a focus on STEM learning to fit with Toronto's growing reputation as a leader for technological innovation.

York's new space looked to accommodate many of the York region's post-secondary students.

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Ryerson University rendering of Brampton Campus


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