Ontario is investing in upgrades to Sheridan College’s Oakville and Brampton campuses to help provide modern, comfortable spaces in which students can learn.
The $21.4 million project will be jointly funded by Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund ($9.9 million), the province of Ontario ($2.6 million) and Sheridan College ($8.9 million).
Amrit Mangat, MPP Mississauga-Brampton South and the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, were on hand at Sheridan College to announce the provincial and federal support for the innovative facility upgrades.
The funding provided by the provincial and federal governments will support the construction of efficient, flexible and modern district energy and combined-heat-and-power systems at the Oakville and Brampton campuses. Over 100 students, faculty, staff and partners were involved in the initial planning stage of the project. These upgrades will increase energy efficiency and create further cooperative education opportunities, curriculum course offerings and research opportunities for students.
“Our government is proud to support this important project, which will give Sheridan College students access to renewed and upgraded facilities with district energy and combined heat-and-power systems,” said Mangat. “We know that providing access to high-quality education and training facilities is critical to building the highly-skilled workforce we need to support good jobs and economic growth for today and tomorrow, and this investment will help us to do it.”
Since 2013-2014, Ontario has invested $735 million in capital funding to post secondary institutions.