Ontario Ensures All Colleges and Universities Benefit From Infrastructure Investments



    McGuinty Government Helping To Improve, Modernize Campus Facilities

    TORONTO, May 29 /CNW/ -

    NEWS

    Ontario is establishing a special $55-million Strategic Capital
Infrastructure Program to ensure all colleges and universities receive funding
through the McGuinty government's two-year investment in post-secondary
infrastructure.
    The province is also providing all colleges and universities with an
additional $40 million to renew and upgrade facilities for students.

    This funding is part of almost $800 million in capital funding the
McGuinty government is allocating to colleges and universities this year - a
boost to the $780 million the province originally committed in its 2009
budget. It also includes:

    
    -   A special $20 million investment to Mohawk College in Hamilton to
        expand its Fennell Campus
    -   $25 million for the Centre for International Governance Innovation in
        Waterloo
    

    Ontario and Canada announced this week joint funding of approximately
$1.5 billion for 49 projects through the federal Knowledge Infrastructure
Program (KIP) and the 2009 Ontario budget.
    Investing in the knowledge and skills of Ontarians is a cornerstone of
the Ontario government's plan to strengthen the economy. Infrastructure
investments at colleges and universities will create jobs and help stimulate
the Ontario economy.

    QUOTES

    "We're boosting our support for postsecondary infrastructure to ensure
that all colleges and universities in Ontario have the support they need to
build and modernize facilities. This investment will help strengthen our
economy by creating construction jobs in the short-term and by ensuring
students can get a high-quality education in world-class, state-of-the-art
facilities that will help them succeed in the future."
    - John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities.

    
    QUICK FACTS

    -   There are 56 university and college campuses across Ontario.
    -   Canada and Ontario are jointly supporting 49 infrastructure projects
        at university and college campuses across the province announced this
        week.
    -   Ontario's Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program will support
        projects at an additional seven colleges and universities.

    LEARN MORE

    See how Ontario is helping to build new places for students to learn
    (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/nr/09.05/bg0525.html).

    Find out more about Ontario's colleges and universities
    (http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/students/).

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    BACKGROUNDER
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             ONTARIO SUPPORTS SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE INFRASTRUCTURE
    

    Investing in the knowledge and skills of Ontarians is a cornerstone of
the government's plan to strengthen the economy.
    As part of this plan, Ontario and Canada are providing about $1.6 billion
in joint funding for 49 postsecondary infrastructure projects through the
federal Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) and the 2009 Ontario budget.
    Ontario is also providing an additional $55 million through a new
Strategic Capital Infrastructure Program to colleges and universities that did
not receive funding through KIP.

    
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                                                         Ontario's
                       Project             Federal    Infrastructure
    Institution        Description      Contribution   Contribution   Region
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    Central Ontario
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    Durham College     Oshawa Campus      10,000,000     10,000,000  Central
    of Applied Arts    Renovation and                                Ontario
    and Technology,    Expansion
    Oshawa
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    Durham College of  Whitby Expansion    7,000,000  (*)12,000,000  Central
    Applied Arts and   Project                                       Ontario
    Technology,
    Oshawa
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    Georgian College   Centre for Health  20,000,000     20,000,000  Central
    Barrie             and Wellness                                  Ontario
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    Sheridan College   New Mississauga    15,615,742     15,615,742  Central
    Institute of       Campus                                        Ontario
    Technology and
    Advanced Learning,
    Mississauga
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    University of      Automotive Centre  14,000,000  (*)80,000,000  Central
    Ontario Institute  of Excellence                                 Ontario
    of Technology,
    Oshawa
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    University of      Energy Systems     22,703,759     22,703,759  Central
    Ontario Institute  and Nuclear                                   Ontario
    of Technology,     Science Research
    Oshawa
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    Totals Central
    Ontario Region                        89,319,501    160,319,501
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    Eastern Ontario

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    Algonquin College  Perth Campus        4,200,000      4,800,000  Eastern
    Perth              Renewal                                       Ontario
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    Algonquin College, Environmental      35,000,000 (xx)35,000,000  Eastern
    Ottawa             Demonstration                                 Ontario
                       Centre for
                       Construction Trades
                       and Building Bridges
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    Carleton           Interdisciplinary  26,250,000     26,250,000  Eastern
    University,        Academic Building                             Ontario
    Ottawa             (River Site)
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    La Cité            Emergency Services 13,000,000     13,000,000  Eastern
    Collegiale,        Training Centre                               Ontario
    Ottawa             911 Institute
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    Loyalist College   Sustainable         8,287,500      8,287,500  Eastern
    of Applied Arts    Skills, Technology                            Ontario
    and Technology,    and Life Sciences
    Belleville         Centre
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    Queens University, School of          28,818,000     28,818,000  Eastern
    Kingston           Medicine, New                                 Ontario
                       Building
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    Sir Sanford        Strategic Capital           0     11,340,124  Eastern
    Fleming College    Infrastrcture                                 Ontario
    Peterborough       Program
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    St. Lawrence       Campus                650,000        650,000  Eastern
    College            Revitalization                                Ontario
    Brockville
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    St. Lawrence       Campus              5,000,000      5,000,000  Eastern
    College            Consolidation and                             Ontario
    Cornwall           Revitalization
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    Trent University,  Health Sciences    10,800,000  (*)20,200,000  Eastern
    Peterborough       Centre Symons                                 Ontario
                       Campus
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    University of      Vanier Hall        30,000,000     50,000,000  Eastern
    Ottawa             Renovation and                                Ontario
    Ottawa             Tower Addition,
                       Faculty of Social
                       Sciences
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    Totals Eastern
    Ontario Region                       162,005,500    203,345,624
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    Northern Ontario

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    Algoma University  Biosciences and     8,007,572      8,007,572 Northern
    Sault Ste. Marie   Technology                                    Ontario
                       Convergence Centre
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    Cambrian College,  Strategic Capital           0      8,968,577 Northern
    Sudbury            Infrastructure                                Ontario
                       Program
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    Canadore College   Parry Sound Campus  3,100,000      3,100,000 Northern
    of Applied Arts                                                  Ontario
    and Technology,
    Parry Sound
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    Collège Boréal,    Strategic Capital           0      5,551,858 Northern
    Sudbury            Infrastructure                                Ontario
                       Program
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    Confederation      Regional Education  6,230,000     14,230,000 Northern
    College            Alliance for                                  Ontario
    Thunder Bay        Community Health
                       (REACH)
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    Lakehead           Strategic Capital           0     13,024,843 Northern
    University,        Infrastructure                                Ontario
    Thunder Bay        Program
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    Laurentian         Vale Inco Living    5,152,676  (xx)5,000,000 Northern
    University,        with Lakes Centre                             Ontario
    Sudbury
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    Le College De      Strategic Capital           0      1,576,743 Northern
    Hearst,            Infrastructure Program                        Ontario
    Hearst
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    Nipissing          Strategic Capital           0      6,985,238 Northern
    University,        Infrastructure Program                        Ontario
    North Bay
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    Northern College,  Centre of           6,168,000  (xx)8,000,000 Northern
    Timmins            Excellence for                                Ontario
                       Trades and
                       Technology
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    Sault College      Campus              8,000,000      8,000,000 Northern
    Sault Ste. Marie   Redevelopment -                               Ontario
                       Phase I
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    Totals Northern
    Ontario Region                        36,658,248     82,444,831
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    South Central Ontario

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    Brock University,  Niagara Health &   38,000,390 (xx)33,500,000    South
    St. Catharines     Bioscience Research                           Central
                       Complex                                       Ontario
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    McMaster           Nuclear Research   11,000,000     11,000,000    South
    University         project.                                      Central
    Hamilton                                                         Ontario
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    McMaster           Centre for Spinal   8,250,000      8,250,000    South
    University,        Cord Injury and                               Central
    Hamilton           Cancer Education                              Ontario
                       and Rehab
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    Mohawk College,    Fennel Campus -             0     20,000,000    South
    Hamilton           Enrolment expansion                           Central
                       and applied research                          Ontario
                       space
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    Niagara College,   Applied Health     20,000,000     20,000,000    South
    Welland            Institute                                     Central
                                                                     Ontario
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    Wilfrid Laurier    Research and       13,000,000     13,000,000    South
    University,        Academic Centre                               Central
    Brantford          (Brantford)                                   Ontario
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    Totals South
    Central Ontario Region                90,250,390    105,750,000
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    South West Ontario

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    Centre for         Balsillie Centre   25,000,000     25,000,000    South
    International      of Excellence                                    West
    Governance                                                       Ontario
    Innovation,
    Waterloo
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    Conestoga College, School of          38,172,686  (*)34,276,608    South
    Cambridge,         Engineering and                                  West
    Waterloo,          Information                                   Ontario
    Guelph             Technology
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    Conestoga College, School for Health   5,858,275   (*)7,158,275    South
    Kitchener          and Life Sciences                                West
                                                                     Ontario
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    Fanshawe College,  Centre for         15,925,000     15,925,000    South
    London             Applied                                          West
                       Transportation                                Ontario
                       Technologies
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    Lambton College,   Fire and 911        4,900,000      4,900,000    South
    Sarnia             Training Centre                                  West
                                                                     Ontario
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    St. Clair College  Chatham             2,200,000      2,200,000    South
    Chatham            Revitalization                                   West
                       (Chatham Campus                               Ontario
                       Technology and
                       Trades Addition)
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    St. Clair          Centre for         16,000,000     16,000,000    South
    College Windsor    Applied Health                                   West
                                                                     Ontario
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    University of      Development of     16,817,500      16,817,500   South
    Guelph             an Environmental                                 West
    Guelph             Cluster                                       Ontario
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    University of      Engineering and    18,250,000      17,750,000   South
    Waterloo           Math Project                                     West
    Waterloo                                                         Ontario
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    University of      Faculty of          6,750,000       7,250,000   South
    Waterloo           Environment Project                              West
    Waterloo                                                         Ontario
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    University of      Ivey School of     25,000,000      25,000,000   South
    Western Ontario,   Business                                         West
    London                                                           Ontario
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    University of      Centre for         40,000,000  (xx)40,000,000   South
    Windsor            Engineering                                      West
    Windsor            Innovation                                    Ontario
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    Total South West
    Ontario Region                       214,873,461     212,277,383
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    Toronto

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    Centennial         Library and         7,300,000   (*)32,700,000 Toronto
    College,           academic facility
    Toronto
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    George Brown       The Centre for     30,000,000  (xx)61,500,000 Toronto
    College, Toronto   Health on Toronto
    Sciences           Waterfront
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    Humber College,    Lakeshore           5,180,900      29,819,100 Toronto
    Toronto            revitalization
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    Ontario College    Strategic Capital           0       7,552,617 Toronto
    of Art and Design, Infrastructure
    Toronto            Program
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    Ryerson            Image Arts & New   16,450,000      16,450,000 Toronto
    University,        Media Teaching and
    Toronto            Research Building
                       Renewal
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    Seneca College,    Newnham Campus      4,000,000      20,700,000 Toronto
    Toronto            expansion
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    University of      UofT Mississauga   35,000,000      35,000,000 Toronto
    Toronto            Laboratory Centre
    Mississauga
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    University of      Instructional Lab  35,000,000      35,000,000 Toronto
    Toronto            Project, UofT
    Scarborough        Scarborough
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    University of      Innovation Centre   5,500,000       5,500,000 Toronto
    Toronto            for Canadian Mining
    Toronto            Industry (St.
                       George Campus)
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    York University    Osgoode Renovation 12,500,000      12,500,000 Toronto
    Toronto            and Expansion
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    York University,   Life Sciences      35,000,000      35,000,000 Toronto
    Toronto            Centre
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    Total Toronto Region                 185,930,900     291,721,717
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    Totals                               779,038,000   1,055,859,056
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    (*)  Indicates part of province's contribution was provided for these
         projects within the last 12-18 months.
    (xx) Indicates province's full contribution was provided for these
         projects within the last 12-18 months.

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