Building the Future

At York, we dream big and in vivid colours. Welcome to the future of Canada’s leading university, a time of bold architecture, smart classrooms, thriving transportation hubs, and more dynamic community spaces than ever before. There’s never been a better time to join us.

York University-Markham Centre Illustration

York University - Markham Centre

York University will bring a new, 21st century campus to the vibrant and growing Markham Centre, in collaboration with its partners, the City of Markham, The Regional Municipality of York and Seneca College. In direct response to increasing demand for high-quality education in Ontario’s new economy, the campus will offer professionally-relevant academic programs and workplace-based learning opportunities to over 4,000 students. With easy access to transit, major employers and research hubs, the York University Markham Centre will be a truly integrated, urban campus.

Lillian Meighen Wright Centre

Lillian Meighen Wright Centre (LMWC)

Through a series of donations York University has consolidated a property of 25 acres in Costa Rica, across from the Las Nubes Forest Reserve, where it is building the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre (LMWC). This property has the potential to house other facilities as the project grows with it being the headquarters of a Semester Abroad program in Environmental Studies. York's EcoCampus is envisioned to be a destination for diverse seminars, congresses, retreats, residencies for researchers, writers, artists, performers, etc., opening April 25, 2016.

External view of the new York University subway station

Subway Construction

With two new subway stations opening on the Keele campus in 2017, York will make higher education more accessible for thousands of Ontarians. The York University and Pioneer Village stations are part of a multi-billion-dollar subway extension project that will bring advanced post-secondary learning to students living across the Greater Toronto Area. This project will dramatically change the campus and its surrounding community, connecting people with the global thinking that will shape our world.

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Student Centre

By students, for students, and founded on the promise of community – York’s new Student Centre will offer 150,000 sq. ft. of multi-functional, student-focused space. With meeting rooms, group study areas, recreational spaces, club offices, administrative support offices, commercial spaces and multi-faith prayer rooms, the Student Centre will be a hub of student life on campus. It will be a place of discovery and growth, where students from virtually every country in the world will realize the transformative power of friendship.

Rendering of the new Quad Residence at York U

Quad Student Housing Community

The Quad student housing community, with 800 beds in two six-storey buildings, will be built on the south side of the Pond Road, to the east of Sentinel Road. The new buildings will feature modern suite-style units with kitchens, and many of the private bedrooms will have their own ensuite washrooms. Amenities, including lounges, outdoor courtyards, games rooms and fitness facilities will round out the Quad. The residential units will be for the exclusive occupancy of York University and Seneca@York students. The Quad project also includes a two-storey retail building that will frame a new publicly accessible square at the centre of the project. The south side of the Pond Road will be a pedestrian-friendly environment, with generous sidewalks, cafes, an open-air plaza and a tree-lined “greenway.”