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Volume 7 - Issue 1 - Spring 2011

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THE FUTURE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR FRENCH-LANGUAGE AND BILIN GUAL POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION article by: Marie-Thérèse Chaput The architect Renée Daoust, of the architectural firm Daoust Lestage of Montreal, is presenting Glendon's new building as a "light box" from which the lush grounds of Glendon can be clearly seen. ''The concept is particularly elegant,'' says Gilles Fortin, Glendon's Exe - cutive Officer, who is pleased that the new building will also provide a formal entrance for Glendon, which did not previously exist. The large Quebec construction firm POMERLEAU has been chosen to lead the project. Francis Pomerleau and Renée Daoust are working together on this significant project for Glendon. Gilles Fortin indicates that progress on the construction can be fol lowed on a special website at: http://www.glendon.yorku.ca/centreofexcellence/ english/project_overview.php. The new building is scheduled to be completed in December 2011. However, its completion will require an additional $ 2M in funding from the private sector, on top of the $ 20M grant from the Ontario Government. A campaign to raise these funds is currently underway. “We believe that several individuals and organizations will want to contribute financially to Glendon's success and celebrate the renewal of the campus. Over twenty new class rooms will allow more students to register at Glendon“, says Mr. Fortin. "A state-of-the-art 250-seat amphitheatre will be built. Those who are close to Glendon and wish to contribute to the campaign's success can do so by making a special gift towards a seat in the amphitheatre,'' concludes Mr. Fortin. Glendon Magazine 2011 ] 5 [ La Revue de Glendon 2011 Renée Daoust, Daoust Lestage inc. Architecture - Urban Design Francis Pomerleau, POMERLEAU. Contracting and Construction Management An amphitheatre with a capacity of 250 seats

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