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Fennell groundbreaking Aug. 31


All students and staff are invited to take part in an official groundbreaking August 31st as Mohawk begins work on the College's Fennell Campus renewal project.

The groundbreaking takes place Monday, August 31st at 9 a.m. outdoors between the A Wing and i-Wing at the Fennell Campus.

The cornerstone of the renewal project is a new, 3-level Centre for Entrepreneurship, Learning & Innovation to be constructed next to A Wing and facing Fennell Avenue. The Centre, constructed to the highest environmental standards for energy efficiency, will be home to a new library, classrooms and learning commons. The building will also serve as the new front door to the campus.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship, Learning & Innovation is expected to open in January 2011. Mohawk will invest $30 million in the Fennell Campus renewal project, with new construction and major renovations being carried out during the next 18 months at Mohawk's largest and oldest campus.

The renewal project is in direct response to student feedback to improve the quality of facilities and services. The project is made possible by a $20 million infrastructure grant from the Government of Ontario and a $4 million donation from the late Harold Cummings.