Glendon expansion bon for students

Francophone learners can prepare to say bonjour to new facilities at York University’s Glendon campus on Bayview.

The Ontario government is investing $20 million towards improvements at the Bayview Avenue campus in an effort to strengthen the delivery of French-language university and college programs in Toronto.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place in late September at the campus. The funds will be used to construct a new building attached to Glendon’s York Hall. It will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, student study space and a 250-seat amphitheatre.

Money for the project is coming from a $1.4 billion strategic infrastructure investment announced by the Ontario Government in 2008.

The need in southern Ontario for French-language and bilingual post-secondary education is greater than ever, Glendon principal Kenneth McRoberts said in a statement released by the university.

“Since 2001, our enrolment has risen from 1,700 to 2, 700 students. This represents the largest enrollment in Glendon’s history.”

Glendon College, on Bayview near Lawrence Avenue, is the only institution in southern Ontario that offers a range of university programming in French.

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By: Town Crier Staff
Posted: Nov 2 2010 12:56 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto