100 UOIT banners installed in the downtown core just in time for university’s convocation.
As UOIT graduates, friends and family members, faculty and staff gather for the annual convocation ceremony at the General Motors Centre on Friday, June 4, the area streetlights will be decorated with UOIT banners. The banners feature undergraduate students representing each of UOIT’s seven faculties – several of the students are graduating this year and will attend the convocation ceremony.
“The newly installed banners are a great way to celebrate the university’s contribution to the redevelopment of downtown
For a number of years, the City’s Community Services Department and the DOBIA have partnered on streetscape beautification in the downtown core, which has included banners, winter lights and floral displays. For this particular project, UOIT designed the banners and shared production costs with the City. The DOBIA provided space on 100 banner poles, with the City repositioning the 100 DOBIA banners in other areas of the downtown.
“Business and property owners in the downtown are rolling out the welcome mat because UOIT students and faculty will bring an energy and vitality to the downtown that has not been experienced since the 1960’s,” says Councillor Louise Parkes, Chair of the Development Services Committee. “The restoration of the Regent, Genosha and
UOIT has a comprehensive plan to establish a downtown
The university has signed a long-term lease for a new 30,000-square-foot, five-storey building at 55 Bond Street East, which is being built immediately to the north of the historic Regent Theatre, which will soon serve as a large lecture hall and community event space. The
The university has also signed a long-term lease for use of the former Alger Press building at
The students will alternate between the university buildings to study and attend classes and labs. In addition, they will have convenient access to the new Durham Region Courthouse where they will put theory into practice.
Furthermore, Summers & Co. continues to move forward on renovations to the historic Genosha Hotel that is being transformed into a student apartment building. Once complete, the apartment complex will support UOIT’s downtown
Established in 2003, UOIT delivers a leading-edge learning environment that combines academic knowledge, undergraduate research opportunities, hands-on skills training and a vibrant student life. For more information, visit www.uoit.ca.