Centre for Food – construction begins!

The college ceremoniously broke ground on the final phase of its three-phase expansion project at the Whitby campus last December. This final phase will see the completion of the new Centre for Food (CFF), an incredible new learning facility designed to accommodate approximately 900 additional students studying in culinary, hospitality, tourism, agriculture and horticulture programs.

“The new Centre for Food will strengthen the college’s existing programs; provide opportunities to our entire community as we take a leading role in the culinary, hospitality, tourism and agriculture sectors; and prepare students with the skills they need to meet the labour demands in Durham Region and beyond,” said Durham College President Don Lovisa.    

More recently, preliminary construction activities officially began with trucks arriving on campus and the fencing going up around the construction site. 

The construction crew has begun preparing the site by clearing and grading it to allow foundation forming and concrete pouring to begin the structure of the CFF, which is set to open in September 2013.

“The design process went very well and now it’s great to see the project underway,” said Tony Garritano, construction manager for the CFF. “We are really excited about the project and proud to be working with the college to build the new Centre for Food.”   

Durham College is committed to sharing ongoing construction updates, milestones and project details with employees and the community. Stay tuned to our website for more construction updates.