TORONTO , Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Centennial College is officially breaking ground for its visionary $46-million Library and Academic Facility with the help of members from the federal and provincial governments, on Friday, October 23 at 10:30 am .
The 103,500-square-foot building designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects will include a full-service library - replacing a smaller, older facility - as well as 22 additional classrooms, lab space, a living bio-wall and large lecture theatre.
Funding for this project is being provided by the Government of Canada's Knowledge Infrastructure Program and through the Ontario government's 2009 Budget.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be attended by college employees, students and community representatives. Dignitaries attending include the Hon. Tony Clement , Minister of Industry, the Hon. Margarett Best , MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood, the Hon. Brad Duguid, MPP for Scarborough Centre, the Hon. Gerry Phillips , MPP for Scarborough-Agincourt, Wayne Arthurs , MPP for Pickering-Scarborough East, Bas Balkissoon, MPP for Scarborough-Rouge River and Lorenzo Berardinetti, MPP for Scarborough Southwest. Local City of Toronto Councillor Raymond Cho will also be in attendance.
The formal presentation will take about 30 minutes, rain or shine, followed by photography and a reception with refreshments.
Members of the media are invited to attend and speak with representatives.
Date: Friday, October 23, 2009 Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 am Location: Centennial College Student Centre at Progress Campus 941 Progress Ave. (east of Markham Rd.), Scarborough
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