Niagara Falls gets new downtown university but it’s not built yet
Published October 17, 2022 at 10:27 am
A major announcement was made today (October 17) about a new downtown university in Niagara Falls but there’s one quick catch.
It hasn’t been built yet.
However, Mayor Jim Diodati told a crowd at the Hatch Building at 4342 Queen St this morning that the university is nonetheless on its way.
For now, Diodati said, the university will operate out of rented units in the Hatch building until a facility and residences for students can be built.
The project is being backed by a private company, Global University Systems, which has a handful of institutions around the world with over 80,000 students attending their facilities.
On his social media, Diodati said, “Having a university in downtown Niagara Falls is not just a dream, it’s close to becoming a reality! Lets finish what we started!”
The mayor and former councillor has been pushing for a downtown university for over a dozen years.
“If there was one thing in my bucket list for our city, it was this. Today was a huge milestone. Niagara Falls will become home to a state-of-the-art university under one of the largest education groups in the world, (Global University Systems) with The University of Niagara Falls!”
Mayor Jim Diodati addresses a crowd this morning in the Hatch building on Queen St. (Photo: Jim Diodati Twitter)
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