The City of Brampton took a big step forward in post-secondary education options by agreeing to an expanded partnership with Algoma University.

Brampton City Council approved of $575,000 in grant funding for a planned expansion of Algoma University School of Business and Economics in downtown Brampton.

“We are excited to see Algoma University grow their program in the heart of Brampton,” says Mayor Patrick Brown. “This will bring new opportunities for Brampton residents to grow their skills and develop new career paths.”

The first phase involves a 6,187 square feet expansion at 24 Queen Street East that will include new student spaces, modern classrooms and state of the art technology investments. The Algoma University Board of Governors and the Academic Senate sees the expansion as a way to increase the number of students enrolled to 3000 in all campus locations by 2023 or 2024.

Phase one construction should be complete sometime this summer.

Feature image from Algoma University