York University is getting a gorgeous new $50 million building

Mar 1 2018, 10:15 pm

There’s going to be a new kid on the block at York University.

The School of Continuing Studies at its Keele campus is getting a new building to accommodate its growth.

According to the University, on Tuesday, the Board of Governors approved a budget of $50.5 million for the design and construction of a new building.

The School of Continuing Studies was established three years ago, and brings together continuing professional education programs and English language support at York.

“The creation of a new, stand-alone home for our School of Continuing Studies is another important step forward in improving access to post-secondary education at York,” said President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton, in a release.

“This new building will enable us to create even more lifelong learning opportunities, build connections with local and international communities, and help students of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their fullest potential.”

An early design concept of the new school indicates a building sized at 9,000 square metres, with 39 classrooms, student lounges and social spaces, private work and breakout spaces, as well as space for 150 staff and instructors.

It will be build at the corner of The Pond Road and James Gillies Street, just south of the Bennett Centre for Student Services and close to the new York University TTC Station.

York’s School of Continuing Studies plans to break ground in 2019, and plans to move classes currently being held across campus into the new building in 2021.

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