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Ontario announces $127M for new university campus in Markham

The Ontario government is pouring millions of dollars into a new university campus to open up north of Toronto.

Campus, to be part of York University, to accommodate 4,000 students and to open in 2021

Vaughan MPP Steven Del Duca speaks on Friday at a news conference where the Ontario government announced it is spending $127 million to build a new York University campus in Markham. (Ijade Maxwell Rodrigues/Twitter)

The Ontario government is pouring millions of dollars into a new university campus to open up north of Toronto.

The government announced $127 million in funding on Friday for the new campus of York University to be located in Markham, Ont.

York says the new campus will offer both undergraduate and graduate classes to up to 4,000 students, with hopes of accommodating up to 10,000 students in the future.

The university will also partner with nearby Seneca College to offer other academic options on the campus.

The government says the university campus is the first such facility in the region and says the money spent in building it will help equip more students for future jobs.

York says the new campus is slated to open in 2021.

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