University Update



On April 19, the Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, along with Harinder Malhi, MPP Brampton-Springdale and Minister of the Status of Women, announced the establishment of a new Ryerson University campus, with Sheridan College as an academic partner, in downtown Brampton.
This is exciting news in the development of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform Brampton.

Slated to open for classes in the Fall of 2022, the new campus will focus on providing students data-driven science and business programming paired with experiential learning. Plans include the new campus, a partnership for a National Centre for Cybersecurity, and a centre for innovation – a joint-use facility which will include public and academic libraries and an innovation zone.
“We are so excited to learn that Ryerson University has chosen the City of Brampton as home for their new national centre for cybersecurity.  Our city continues to grow as a true centre of excellence when it comes to technology and innovation and we are proud to call Brampton home.”
Jeremy MacBean, Director, Marketing & Communications, IT Weapons, a Division of Konica Minolta
“We believe Ryerson’s new university campus in downtown Brampton presents an excellent opportunity to create strong partnerships that will benefit the city’s business community, its residents, and the student population.“
Scott Hickey, Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Dynacare


The new Ryerson University campus will be built adjacent to the downtown GO Station. 
The centre of innovation will be located on the land surrounding the existing Nelson Square parking garage.

Economic Impact Study Highlights Transformative Benefits

Consultant urbanMetrics Inc. recently completed an economic impact study that clearly articulated how these developments will spark jobs, investment, reputational and social benefits – in the Downtown and across the city – bringing new opportunities for generations of Brampton residents. See the full report or the highlights page.

City Commits to University Investment Strategy

Brampton City Council made an historic commitment to an investment strategy for a once-in-a-generation opportunity for a university and a centre for education, innovation and collaboration in Downtown Brampton.
Council endorsed, in principle, investing up to $50M over 10 years into a post-secondary facility, and up to $100M into joint-use community space to support a university, business innovation and collaboration, community interaction and cultural growth.
Staff has begun working with the City’s partners on a Memorandum of Understanding, outlining details of the partnership and establishing a process for measuring the impact of the municipal investment.
The City is excited to continue its discussions with Ryerson University, Sheridan College, the Province and all stakeholders to develop a unique centre that combines education with innovation and collaboration – something beyond a traditional university campus.

The next steps

  • Develop a Memorandum of Understanding between all partners
  • Continue to work with partners to develop plans for a new university and centre of education, innovation and collaboration
  • A formal announcement by the Province on plans for a new university in Brampton


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