York University

York University to upgrade buildings, systems

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

York University is investing in building and systems upgrades that are expected to improve research and experiential learning opportunities for students.

Funds from Ontario and the federal government will help construct a major science building renewal project, the central utilities and co-generation upgrade project and the Schulich School of Business expansion.

Work will include modernizing four major science research buildings at the Keele and Glendon campuses, replacing turbines and boilers, and building an addition to the Schulich School of Business. Site work and demolition has already started on the estimated $113 million project.

“This strategy, coupled with the fact that York has long been on the forefront of research and cutting edge development, means York’s role is one that must expand in ways that assures the University has the tools needed to do the job effectively,” said Ontario MP Judy Sgro.

Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund is giving $41 million, while nearly $6.6 million is coming from Ontario. York University will invest $65 million.

 

Photo: Schulich School of Business, courtesy of York University 

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