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Newnham Campus expansion opening celebration

Seneca students, alumni and employees were joined by Costas Menegakis, MP for Richmond Hill; David Zimmer, MPP for Willowdale; Michael Coteau, MPP for Don Valley East; and David Shiner, City Councillor for Ward 24 Willowdale, for the celebration on Friday, November 4.

The new building opened for classes on September 6 as an addition to Seneca’s Newnham Campus at Finch Avenue East and Highway 404. The expansion has been built to Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards. Seneca received $20.7 million from the provincial government and $4 million from the federal government to create the new building. The funding is in response to the surge in post-secondary participation. The College also contributed $32 million to the project.

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The official opening of building

Newnham Opening

From left to right: Michael Coteau, Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley East; David Zimmer, Member of Provincial Parliament for Willowdale; Costas Menegakis, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill; Nasra Abdi, Vice-President, Seneca Student Federation – Newnham Campus; David Agnew, Seneca College President; David Shiner, City of Toronto Councillor, Ward 24, Willowdale and Bill Hogarth, Chair, Seneca College Board of Governors.


Members of Seneca’s staff with representatives from Dialog (the building architects) and EllisDon (the building contractor).