Planning campuses that better support our communities
Providing outstanding experiences for our students and engagement with our broader communities are among the top objectives of a new 30-year plan that will create a framework for determining future physical transformations of Sheridan’s three campuses.
STUDENTS / CAMPUS IN SQ. FT. 12,660 / 1,002,707
STUDENTS / CAMPUS IN SQ. FT. 6,800 / 331,658
STUDENTS / CAMPUS IN SQ. FT. 8,220 / 1,164,680
Currently under development, Sheridan’s Campus Master Plan will explore opportunities for mixed-use development and partnerships, challenge inefficient land use and consider the ability of existing infrastructure to meet Sheridan’s future needs. It will be designed to align with visions and goals of Sheridan’s Strategic Plan and other key guiding plans and strategies.
“We’ve recognized that it’s time to consider how our campuses and existing spaces can better serve Sheridan and our broader communities,” says Michelle McCollum, Associate Vice President, Capital Development and Facilities Management. “This process allows us to reimagine our built environment and create a plan for future development,” she adds, noting that the areas surrounding Sheridan’s Trafalgar Road and Davis campuses are much different now than when the institution was founded half a century ago. Potential improvements include a stronger roadside presence at the front of the Trafalgar and Davis campuses, to create a more welcoming and communal first impression, and enhancing existing open spaces to better promote health and wellness. McCollum envisions urbanized campuses that enable more industry and community partnerships as well as providing exceptional teaching and learning experiences. “We could have an ecosystem that includes academia, entrepreneurship, innovation, research and thriving businesses,” she says.
That environment is more reflected at Sheridan’s Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC), home to the popular EDGE Entrepreneurship Hub that provides workspace, mentorship, training and support to entrepreneurs and innovators. Construction is currently underway on a five-storey, 70,000-square-foot expansion that will enrich extracurricular and recreational offerings for the HMC learning community. In addition to featuring new student life, food services, recreation and athletics spaces, the expansion also supports the broader vision of the City of Mississauga’s Downtown 21 master plan.
“Over the decades, our communities have evolved and Sheridan has evolved, but our campuses don’t entirely reflect that,” says Pitsa Davey, Senior Manager, Campus Planning. “We want to make sure we’re working together in partnership with our municipalities and regions to create dynamic campuses where our community can learn, innovate and thrive.”
"We’ve recognized that it’s time to consider how our campuses and existing spaces can better serve Sheridan and our broader communities."
- Michelle McCollum, Associate Vice President, Capital Development and Facilities Management