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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.

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

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