Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus Redevelopment

Canadian Food and Wine Institute Expansion

Canadian Food and Wine Institute Expansion Rendering

A significant expansion of the facilities housing the Canadian Food & Wine Institute began in October, 2015 and was completed in early 2017.

The 13,000 square-foot expansion of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute supports Niagara College’s position as Canada’s premier college for food and fermentation sciences, and will help meet growing demand for our culinary, wine and brewery programs.

Our Learning Enterprises include a Teaching Brewery – a first in Canada, our award winning commercial Teaching Winery, and Benchmark – our world-renowned, full-service teaching restaurant focused on regional cuisine.

These new spaces help us meet the growing demand for our food, wine and brewery programs, and allow us to take them to the next level of excellence and help prepare students for exciting career opportunities, and industries in those vital sectors prepare for future challenges.

Fitness Centre, Gymnasium and Agri-Food Research

Construction on this 49,000 square-foot, four-storey expansion project began in early 2017, and includes a fitness centre/studio and gymnasium on the lower floor; five classrooms and a security office on the main floor; classrooms, student entrepreneurship space, a science lab and meeting rooms on the second floor; and industry space, student research space, food sciences and processing lab, and meeting rooms on the third floor.

The project also incorporates sustainable technologies, including an electric vehicle charging stations, a green roof water retention system, high efficiency cooling system replacement, and a rainwater collection and irrigation system. The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) and the Ontario government. Completion is scheduled for April, 2018.

Student Services Renovations

This project includes redevelopment of the Student Services area and the Learning Commons/Library to adapt to the changing needs of our students and today’s more collaborative learning styles, as well as construction of a new student commons, redesigned cafeteria and meeting rooms.