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York University’s Bold Dream is Becoming an Exciting Reality

Opening Fall 2023

Construction is underway for York University’s long-awaited Markham Campus (MC) which will welcome our first students in the Fall of 2023. The Markham Campus will initially be home to programs from four Faculties and the School of Continuing Studies, with York University Libraries providing a modern facility to support programs and research.

Once open, the new campus will:

  • Create positive change in York Region and the City of Markham community, accommodating up to 4,200 students in Phase 1, with the flexibility to respond to future growth demands.
  • Contribute significantly to the teaching and research mission of York University, building on the already strong relationships that we have in the City of Markham and York Region.

As a catalyst for learning, research and innovation, and an anchor institution within a strong and vibrant region, our new state-of-the-art MC campus will:

  • Offer students innovative, relevant job-ready academic programming and research opportunities, focused on digital media arts, engineering and technology, entrepreneurship, management, new media and communications.
  • Consolidate York University’s already strong academic presence in the City of Markham through YSpace, the IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre and our partnership with IBM Partnership.
  • Help to fulfill York Region’s future labour market and civic leadership needs, by providing transferable 21st century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region, and across Ontario.

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Campus Vision

MC will be urban, connected and integrated with local and global communities. Academic programs and research will revolve around core themes of technology and entrepreneurship, as applied in different contexts and professional fields. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to contribute to a rapidly changing economy and society through innovative programs and research opportunities where they interact directly with employers and community partners. Located in one of the fastest growing and most diverse regions of Ontario and Canada, this Campus of York University will specialize in flexible learning formats to serve a diverse population of students, including young adults, as well as mature and mid-career learners, newcomers to Canada and workers impacted by technological change. MC will support York’s efforts to enhance research excellence and the application of our work through an expanding innovation hub.

About Markham Campus

Large and small common areas are spread throughout the buildings, providing spaces for students to study, meet and collaborate

Ten floors of teaching and learning spaces are clustered around a dynamic, multi-story atrium 

A multi-faith space, Indigenous learning circle and enhanced accessibility features create a welcoming environment.

Campus Progress

Construction is well underway on the new Markham Campus. Stay tuned for monthly updates on the building development as the site undergoes dramatic changes.

See the latest updates

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