July 4, 2011
The ground at the College's lower field will be overturned to begin building the complex that will resemble the existing apartment residence.
Canadore is partnering with Campus Living Centres, Canada's largest owner and manager of student housing, to build the new six-floor, 100-unit, building to meet the expanding needs of the College's domestic and international students. Apartments will consist of two private bedrooms, as well as shared bathroom, kitchen and living space.
"It is exciting to be working with Campus Living Centres to be able to provide our students with quality facilities, dynamic services and an outstanding overall residence experience," said Shawn Chorney, Acting Vice President of Enrolment Management, Student Services and Recruitment. "The plans include a fabulous green space between buildings for recreational and social activities. CLC owns and manages over 12,000 student beds in the country, and will be incorporating best-in-class design elements that will enhance our student experience".
Approximately 20 per cent of full-time Canadore students live in residence. The addition of the new beds will increase overall residence capacity to 733 spots and provide more opportunity for out-of-town learners to access quality programs. The new residence complex is slated to open its doors for the Fall 2012 semester.
Canadore has over 65 full-time quality programs, outstanding faculty and student services, and boasts the highest graduation rate of all of Ontario's 24 public colleges.
by Clarence Chong