TORONTO, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Centennial College's Centre for Creative
Communications has opened the doors to its first satellite location,
Centennial College @ Wallace Studios, an initiative designed to meet the
evolving needs of Canada's media community and the strategic economic
development goals of Toronto.
Located at the historic @Wallace Avenue Studios in west-end Toronto, the
facility will be transformed into a media innovation centre to provide
applied, hands-on training in an industry-based media and design production
environment. At the same time, it's an on-going business with commercial
tenants, which the college intends to keep and nurture.
In addition to offering existing studio production services, the facility
will provide hybrid programs in film and television production, interactive
media, digital animation, game design and more. The location will also offer
one-of-kind opportunities for media entrepreneurs and new opportunities for
internationally trained individuals to develop their skills and projects in
Canada's largest media market.
"Centennial College @ Wallace is the beginning of a unique industry
setting for communications, media and design students," says Nate Horowitz,
dean of The Centre for Creative Communications. "In our historic location, we
will work with the industry in Toronto to provide training and incubation for
start-up design, games and media companies."
Wallace Studios is a 44,000-square-foot studio rental facility serving
every aspect of the film, television, music, new media, marketing and
publishing arenas. The Wallace complex is located at 258 Wallace Ave., minutes
away from the newest proposed mega-studio development in the Lansdowne and
Bloor St. area.
"To ensure that students get to work and mingle in the nurturing
environment that I have created, and to take that and develop it further given
Centennial's skills sets, innovative thinking and reputation, is a win-win for
the students, the industry, the city and the province," says Lillyann
Goldstein, founder of @Wallace Studios and founder of the Distillery Historic
District in Toronto.
Centennial's Centre for Creative Communications is an intimate campus in
East York dedicated to educating and training tomorrow's communications
professionals via interactive storytelling: writing, production and visual
communication. Established in 1994, The Centre offers various award-winning
programs, including art and design, advertising and public relations,
journalism and publishing and integrated media.
For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Mark Toljagic, Communications
Officer, Centennial College, (416) 289-5000, ext. 7142,