By Geoffrey Mosher
Ashtonbee was the oldest campus at Centennial and the College made it a priority to modernize the facilities.
We are finally seeing the fruits of the long awaited Ashtonbee Campus renewal project.
The College originally purchased the property in 1968, originally a Volkswagen service centre, and built an adjacent building to house more classes. Classes began at the old 75 Ashtonbee Rd. campus before the construction was finally completed in 1973.
The College made the campus renewal a priority and the project broke ground on October 16, 2012. The new Student Hub building was opened on May 13, 2013 and now the brand new Student Centre is open and ready for students. The Student Centre was previously located in the parking lot, separate from the main building, but is now incorporated into the new wing, located right beside the new bookstore.
The CCSAI was excited for the opportunity to join the college in modernizing a storied campus at Centennial College and donated $4 million as part of the project.
Students can come to expect the same services that were always a part of the old Student Centre, but now in a modern, spacious and beautiful new facility.