Brampton awards the design of the Centre for Innovation to Diamond Schmitt
The City of Brampton has awarded the design of the Centre for Innovation (CFI) project to Diamond Schmitt. The CFI will be located centrally in Brampton’s downtown core and support the presence of current and future postsecondary institutions in the city such as Algoma University, Ryerson University and the University of Guelph-Humber.
It will play an integral role in connecting postsecondary institutions with local businesses and start-ups and help connect Brampton’s workforce with skilled jobs of the future.
As part of Brampton’s growing Innovation District, the Centre for Innovation will be a collaborative space offering a new central library providing opportunities for digital creation and programming, performance and audio recording, assistive technologies for various abilities, and culture days. The library will provide flexible office spaces to engage residents and community partners.
“Brampton is in the midst of an exciting transformation, and our Centre for Innovation will play a pivotal role in helping to develop our city into a major education and innovation hub. With the selection of Diamond Schmitt – a top Canadian firm – we are one step closer to unlocking the economic potential of downtown Brampton, and providing our residents with high quality education and skills opportunities right here at home,” says Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton.
“The continued development of our Innovation District is a key action in our Economic Recovery Strategy, and the Centre for Innovation will be integral in spurring future growth in the area and supporting our recovery. I’m excited the City has selected an architect, and look forward to seeing the benefits the Centre for Innovation will bring to our downtown,” Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3&4; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2023.