Georgian College Finally To Have a Real Home in Collingwood
After 26 years of trying and over 10 different temporary locations, it’s exciting to know that construction will soon get under way on Georgian College’s new, permanent Collingwood campus.
The $4.3 million facility will be a 20,000 square foot facility housing nine classrooms, an e-lab, two computer labs, a multi-functional health sciences lab, a student lounge and a community room.
I also hear that small business incubation activities will be provided as well which makes great sense for the future economic growth of Collingwood and region.
It is expected that the new building will accommodate 250 full-time students and more than 3,000 part-time students annually and is scheduled to open for classes in the fall of 2011.
The building is being constructed on a 10-acre site donated by developer John Di Poce whose company is behind the new planned industrial park at the corner of Poplar Sideroad and Raglan Street. It is also made possible by a $4-million contribution from the Community Adjustment Fund of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.