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Niagara University opens its Vaughan location

Last Updated Jan 21, 2019 at 3:05 pm EDT

Mayor Bevilacqua announces the arrival of Niagara University to the City of Vaughan. Jan. 21, 2019. Image Credit: VAUGHAN.CA

The City of Vaughan has opened its doors to welcome its very first university.

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua officially announced on Monday that Niagara University has expanded to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

“It has been my dream to bring a university to Vaughan. With focus, discipline and excellent partners, this dream has come true,” Bevilacqua said in a release.

“Today is the manifestation of what can be achieved through hard work, dedication and perseverance. It is a great day for our city and Niagara University as we take steps to take charge of our future.”

Monday marked the first day of classes at the new facility.

The 12,000 square foot space will have seven classrooms and welcome 300 students. It will also house faculty and administration offices along with student lounge areas.

The school will focus on education programs, with students enrolling in either the bachelor of professional studies in education or the Master of Science in education.