The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor, today announced the Government of Canada’s support for the development of Laurentian University’s new school of architecture in the City of Greater Sudbury.
“By helping establish Canada’s first school of architecture in more than 40 years right here in Northern Ontario, the Harper Government is delivering on its commitment to develop a competitive and diversified economy, create jobs and support long-term growth and prosperity,” said Minister Clement. “This investment will help revitalize Sudbury’s downtown core, create new business opportunities throughout the region and deliver long-term economic results by promoting and encouraging the use Northern Ontario wood products as part of the curriculum.”
This investment of $5 million will enable Laurentian University to construct a new 65,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will include a variety of classrooms, lecture and exhibition halls, offices and specialized educational spaces such as labs, studios and workshops. The investment will also help the University renovate two existing buildings to accommodate its space requirements.
"The Laurentian School of Architecture will set a new standard for northern and sustainable design, while generating new creative energy in this community and beyond. The federal government's generous investment in the Laurentian School of Architecture will have an impact on the way we build, and the way we live, well into the future," said Laurentian University President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux.
The funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that strengthen community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation throughout the region.
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