Town & Gown Association of Ontario

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Keep up to date with news of current Town/Gown relationships in action!

The San Luis Obispo Tribune City of SLO, Cal Poly, Cuesta receive 'town and gown' award from ITGA

June 27, 2016

The Abernathy Award is given out each year to the city and university that best exemplify the mission of the ITGA: “strengthening town/gown ...

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Niagara Falls and Ryerson partner on application to provide postsecondary education downtown

June 27, 2016

The City of Niagara Falls is partnering with Ryerson University in an effort to bring postsecondary education to the city’s downtown. Ryerson has filed a proposal for a Niagara Falls/Ryerson Innovation Zone, according to Acting Manager of Public Affairs Johanna VanderMaas, which “will be an ‘incubation to acceleration’ hub for digital technologies linking Niagara region’s (small and medium-sized enterprises), startups and incubation services to the broader ecosystem of southern Ontario.” VanderMaas adds that “it is not a new satellite campus.” Introducing postsecondary education to the downtown has reportedly been a priority for Major Jim Diodati since his election in 2010, and the Niagara Falls Review reports that the city “will need to provide more information for the application to move forward.”

Niagara Falls Review

Trent University and City of Peterborough Celebrate Grand Opening of Trent Sports Fields

June 22, 2016

New field of dreams to increase recreational opportunities for Peterborough community. The Trent Sports Fields project is a cooperative project between the City of Peterborough and Trent University, with support from the Peterborough Baseball Association (PBA) and the Peterborough Recreational Baseball Association (PRBA).

Trent University Daily News

Why Student Housing May Be The Next Big Investment Opportunity

May 3, 2016

Scholastic expansion doesn't necessarily extend to student residences, which creates a need in the rental market -- and thus an opportunity for investors.

Committee approves pair of 26-storey, car-free towers in ByWard Market

April 28, 2016

Textbook Student Suites wants to build two, 26-storey towers at 256 Rideau St. and 211 Besserer St., to be joined by a three-storey podium, to create 275 units intended for students. There would also be a 529-square metre retail space on the ground floor.