TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2011 /CNW/ - Centennial College will mark the
completion of its visionary plan for a new library and academic
facility at Progress Campus with an official opening ceremony on
Friday, August 26 at 10 am.
The event will be attended by representatives from key funding agencies,
including the Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and
Universities, Roxanne James, MP for Scarborough Centre, and the Hon.
Margarett Best, MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood, among other special
The $52.5-million project is supported by the Knowledge Infrastructure
Program (KIP), a federal-provincial initiative to renew Canada's
college and university campuses. Designed by Diamond + Schmitt
Architects, the 103,500-square-foot building features a full-service
library that replaces a smaller facility, as well as 22 classrooms, lab
space and a 200-seat lecture theatre.
Built to LEED Gold certification standards, the four-storey structure
recycles its gray water, supports vegetation on its green roof and
features a spectacular 16.5-metre-high bio-wall of live plants that can
remove indoor airborne contaminants.
The library offers contemporary technology with both in-house and remote
access to digital resources, as well as print and visual media
collections. The learning-centred environment is open, dynamic and
physically adaptable to accommodate various student needs.
Members of the media are cordially invited to observe the ribbon-cutting
ceremony and take part in a tour of Scarborough's newest landmark.
Friday, August 26, 10 am to noon
New Library and Academic Facility, Progress Campus
Commons Area, 1st Floor
941 Progress Ave., east of Markham Rd. (just south of Hwy 401)
Image with caption: "Centennial College's LEED Gold-certified Library and Academic Facility features a 16.5-metre-high living bio-wall that is designed to remove indoor airborne contaminants. (CNW Group/Centennial College)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110824_C5883_PHOTO_EN_2441.jpg
SOURCE Centennial College
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