MARKHAM AND YORK UNIVERSITY CELEBRATE MILESTONE WITH NEWLY NAMED UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD
Today, Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, together with President and Vice-Chancellor of York University, Rhonda Lenton, celebrated another milestone en route to the opening of York University’s Markham Campus by officially unveiling University Boulevard. They were joined by members of Markham City Council.
Located in Markham Centre, Markham’s growing downtown, and close to transit and transportation, University Boulevard will welcome students to the heart of York University’s Markham Campus opening in 2023.
“The City of Markham is delighted to dedicate a street in Markham Centre in celebration of the upcoming opening of York University’s Markham Campus in 2023,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “University Boulevard will complement the University’s beautifully designed Markham Campus and reinforce Markham’s position as a hub for talent and a highly educated workforce.”
“This is an exciting time in York University’s evolution as we get closer to the opening of the new Markham Campus,” said Rhonda Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor of York University. “We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of students in Fall 2023, and providing the next generation of learners with relevant, job-ready academic programming and research opportunities focused on creative technologies, entrepreneurship and innovation management, digital technologies, new media and communications, financial technologies, and computer science and software development.”
Together with YSpace, the Markham Small Business Centre, the City’s Economic Development initiatives, and technology companies already based in Markham, this new campus will help foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Markham and the Regional Municipality of York. It will also attract more skilled, diverse talent to study, work and settle in Markham, further growing the City as a forward-thinking community and a leading technology and innovation hub