In case you missed it, earlier this summer the government of Ontario announced $127 million in funding for a new York University campus opening in Markham, located across the street from Markham Square. Together with $45 million from the university, $25 million from the Regional Municipality of York, and a generous land donation from the City of Markham, this funding paves the way for a state-of-the-art 21st century campus, catering to the future’s brightest, most ambitious young minds.
“This is a thrilling and transformative day for our community here in Markham. Our government’s multi-million dollar investment in this beautiful new campus delivers on our commitment to expand post-secondary education options in high-growth locations and will offer thousands of students a broad range of programs from which to learn, experience, grow and prepare for the future, close to home.”
— Michael Chan, MPP, Markham-Unionville
Set to be the first university in all of York Region, the new York University campus is a huge boon for the community and for the people who call it home. In the next four years people will be clamouring for a spot in this robust urban centre, a place where business, technology, education, and lifestyle converge.
When it opens in 2021, York’s new site will accommodate 4,400 students in eight different fields of study, including arts and media, information technology, liberal arts, environmental studies, and business. The next Oscar winning director, titan of industry, or Silicon Valley entrepreneur may launch their career from York University Markham Centre. It might be your neighbour, a new friend. It might even be you!
Located north of the 407, between Kennedy Road and Warden Avenue, the new campus provides easy access to transit, commercial hubs, research centres, and the new Markham Pan Am Centre, not to mention the vibrant community of Markham Square. Residents who are lucky enough to purchase at Markham Square today will find themselves at the centre of a hub of energy, activity, and inspiration now and for years to come.
The number of area residents between the ages of 18 and 21 is set to increase by 175,000 over the next 20 years (that’s more than half the total population of Markham today). As the city grows, and students and professionals employed by the new campus look for convenient and comfortable housing nearby, the sleek, sustainably designed suites at Markham Square will escalate in value for both investors and end users alike.
The nexus of innovation, community, business, and education – this is where the future begins.
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