TORONTO, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Centennial College is marking the topping off of its bold library building under construction at Ashtonbee Campus with a special ceremony on Monday, May 13 at 10:00 am. Guests will sign a special I-beam before it is raised in position as part of the glassy two-storey structure.
The Scarborough-based college is moving quickly on its visionary plan to construct a new library and a centralized student services hub, as well as an expanded gymnasium, to better serve its students.
Significantly, no government funding was provided to support the $40.6-million Phase I construction budget; the college is footing the bill out of its own revenues. The Centennial College Student Association is donating $4 million towards the project from its own budget.
The 40,500-square-foot building, which is the signature piece in the rejuvenation of Centennial's oldest campus, will form the new gateway to the campus property, which is located near the intersection of Eglinton Ave. East and Warden Ave. The two-storey gym is opening this fall, and the library building is set to open next January.
Centennial is inviting local dignitaries to take part in the topping-off ceremony, which will be led by an Aboriginal Elder who will be honouring the four directions in a traditional observance.
|When:||Monday, May 13, 10 am to 11:30 am|
|Where:||Outdoor Courtyard, Ashtonbee Campus, Centennial College|
|75 Ashtonbee Road, Scarborough ON|
SOURCE: Centennial College
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