City of Brantford announces sale of 50 Wellington, 39 Nelson and 220 Clarence to Conestoga College 

For Immediate Release
7/24/2018 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Director 
Phone: 519.759.4150 

BRANTFORD, ON – Today, Brantford City Council officially approved the sale of properties known as 50 Wellington Street, 39 Nelson Street and 220 Clarence Street to Brantford Campus Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. The properties are located on the northern portion of the downtown core area on the north side of Wellington Street, east of Queen Street, and the south side of Nelson Street, west of Market Street, and on the northwest corner of Clarence Street and Dundas Street.

“We are thrilled that these properties will continue to enhance the City’s offering of post-secondary education opportunities in our revitalized downtown,” said Brantford Mayor Chris Friel. “Meeting the growing demand for post-secondary education needs is an important part of the City’s Community Strategic Plan and a primary objective of the Graduate Brantford initiative.”

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a leader in polytechnic education, delivering a comprehensive range of career-focused education, training and applied research programs to prepare students for success, support industry and workforce needs, and promote economic prosperity throughout the region it serves and across Ontario.

“We are excited to expand our presence in Brantford and work with our partners for the benefit of the community,” said Conestoga President John Tibbits. “The addition of new facilities will help us serve an increasing student population in Brantford by expanding our delivery of programs that will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to address community needs and support the city’s growing economy.”

QUICK FACTS

  • Conestoga’s expansion in Brantford will include the delivery of a variety of programs that are expected to attract 500 new students this September.
  • Conestoga also offers dual-credit programming in Brantford through a successful partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University.

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CONTACTS

Brenda Bereczki
Communications Officer, Conestoga College
519-748-5220, ext. 2751
bbereczki@conestogac.on.ca