_ (press release) _ Ontario is investing in new interdisciplinary creativity incubators at La Cité Collégiale that will provide more research and development opportunities for Ottawa students and better equip them with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Marie France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans, was joined by MP Francis Drouin, (Glengarry - Prescott - Russell) at La Cité today to celebrate the new investment from the province and the federal government.
The new facility at La Cité will support students, alumni and business partners by providing new space to create innovative ideas and products. The skills development and learning opportunities offered by the new facility will support entrepreneurship and contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Francophone Ontarians. Construction at Place La Cité is expected to start in January 2017.
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 new and improved learning facilities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
Quick Facts * The overall cost to complete this project is approximately $29 million, and includes $7.8 million from Canada’s Strategic Investment Fund, $11.2 million from Ontario and $5.0 million from La Cité Collégiale. * 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.
Additional Resources * [ Ontario colleges and universities ](https://www.ontario.ca/page/go-college-or-university-ontario) * [ BuildON ](https://www.ontario.ca/page/building-ontario)