Ontario Invests in Innovative Learning Facilities for Windsor Students

Monday, January 9, 2017

Media Release: Province of Ontario

Province Supporting Renewed Campus at St. Clair College


January 9, 2017 - Ontario is investing in renewed and renovated facilities and equipment at St. Clair College's main campus that will better equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

The investment from the province and the federal government will allow St. Clair College to improve the sustainable delivery of postsecondary, apprentice and pre-apprentice programs and to enhance research and innovation at the institution's main campus. Renovations include HVAC systems, electrical renewals and mechanical repairs to facilities, including the replacement of electrical transformers.

As well, a new National Powerline Training Centre at the Thames Campus will create 8,000 square feet of additional flexible learning space that will house the powerline technician program, and provide learning opportunities in various skilled trades and technologies that are in demand across Canada.

Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province's history. To learn more about what's happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

Investing in postsecondary infrastructure is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.



" Our government is proud to support this important project to give St. Clair College students access to modern and energy-efficient facilities. We know that providing access to high-quality education and training facilities is critical to building the highly skilled workforce we need to support good jobs and economic growth for today and tomorrow, and this investment will help us to do it."
- Deb Matthews
Ontario’s Deputy Premier, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and Minister Responsible for Digital Government


" This once-in-a-generation investment by the Government of Canada is a historic down payment on the government’s vision to position Canada as a global centre for innovation. That means making Canada a world leader in turning ideas into solutions, science into technologies, skills into jobs and start-up companies into global successes. This investment will create conditions that are conducive to innovation and long-term growth, which will in turn keep the Canadian economy globally competitive."
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development




  • The overall cost to complete these projects is approximately $7.8 million, and includes $3.8 million from Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund, $1.6 million from Ontario, and $1.6 million from St. Clair College.
  • Ontario has invested $735 million in capital funding for colleges and universities since 2013-14.
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts the gross domestic product by $114 million, particularly in the construction and manufacturing sectors.