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Location and funding commitments announced for proposed campus

Toronto,

The bid for a York University/Seneca campus in York Region took a major step forward with the official announcement of the proposed campus location north of Highway 407 between Kennedy Road and Warden Avenue, in the City of Markham, along with significant commitments from both The Regional Municipality of York and the City of Markham.

"We are delighted to be working with our long-term partners York University, York Region and the City of Markham to meet the ever-growing demand for postsecondary education with a new York University campus in Markham,” said David Agnew, President of Seneca. “Our academic partnership with York University brings together our strengths to provide exciting new academic options and opportunities for students.”

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Frank Scarpitti, Markham mayor; Mamdouh Shoukri ,York University president; Bill Fisch, York Region CEO and chairman, Greg Sorbara, York University chancellor, and David Agnew, Seneca president, show off their Say Yes to York buttons. The Say Yes to York campaign is asking for public support to show the Province of Ontario that York Region really wants a university campus.

More details about the announcement are included on YorkRegion.com and York's media release.