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.