Laurier Welcomes Provincial Investment in Milton, Brampton

Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) is welcoming the Province’s plan to support post-secondary education in Milton, and Brampton.  Deb Matthews,  Deputy Premier and Minister of Advanced Education announced the investment of $180 million on October 26, in Milton.

“Milton is one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada with a diverse, and highly-educated population.  A University campus will strengthen and compliment the town’s vision  of a diversified workforce to drive economic prosperity and meet the evolving needs of Ontario’s economy,” Max Blouw, president and Vice Chancellor of WLU said in a news release.

The campus will be part of the Milton Education Village (MEV), a 400 acre complex on land located at the southwest corner of Derry Rd and Tremaine Rd.  The complex will include a research park, and complimentary commercial, and residential development.  WLU has been working with the Town of Milton for approximately 8 years on bringing a campus to town.  Milton will have to share the funding with the city of Brampton.