Official opening of Collège Boréal’s new campus in Toronto
Today, Collège Boréal officially inaugurated its new campus at 60 Distillery Lane in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District. The event was attended by Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs, and Natalia Kusendova-Bashta, MPP for Mississauga Centre and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Francophone Affairs. After eleven years of sustained growth since opening its first Toronto campus in the Toronto Star Building, this is a major milestone for Boréal as it is its first storefront facility.
The new campus is a state-of-the-art facility spread across four floors with a surface area of 4,500 square metres. It is housed in a completely renovated heritage building and offers bright, modern spaces with cutting-edge technology. Classrooms, collaborative spaces, an events area, and a wide range of services make the new home of Collège Boréal in Toronto a key hub for French-language post-secondary education, employability, immigration, and business.
A space for innovation, research, and incubation (EIRI)
Thanks to $500,000 in financial support from the Desjardins Goodspark Fund, the Boréal campus includes a new space dedicated to innovation, research, and incubating new talent: Espace d’innovation, de recherche et d’incubation (EIRI). EIRI will provide creators and entrepreneurs with the support, expertise, and environment they need to succeed. Training courses, workshops, and support in accounting, human resources, and the legal aspects of starting a business are just some of the services available to future Franco-Torontonian leaders.
- Collège Boréal has 36 sites (including 7 campuses) in 27 communities across Ontario, from Ottawa to Hearst and Timmins, via Toronto, Sudbury and Windsor.
- Collège Boréal offers nearly 80 post-secondary programs, including 17 at the Toronto campus.
- In time, Collège Boréal in Toronto expects to welcome between 800 and 1,000 students to its programs and services.