The City of Brampton, Government of Ontario, and Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) announced on Friday, January 27th that the City’s Bramalea Civic Centre will be home to the new Toronto Metropolitan University School of Medicine at 150 Central Park Drive in Brampton.
The Civic Centre is strategically located within the City’s health and life sciences cluster, and was selected for its proximity to both the Brampton Civic and Peel Memorial Hospitals as well as its accessibility to municipal transportation, GO transit and highway systems. The site also meets the space requirements to build a school of medicine that will require 250,000 square feet for classrooms, offices, research facilities and an integrated health clinic. The City of Brampton will invest $20M of funding to support building renovations required for programing and operations of the School of Medicine.
The TMU School of Medicine marks the first new medical school in the GTA in over a hundred years and will make Brampton the home of a community-centric medical school focused on inclusivity, innovation and primary care.
Establishing a medical school in Brampton has been a significant part of the City’s ongoing advocacy work. In 2021, Brampton City Council voted in favour of a $1 million planning grant to help fund a future School of Medicine in the city, matching the funding invested by the Province of Ontario earlier that year. In March 2022, the Government of Ontario announced its plans for expanding medical school education to build a stronger, more resilient healthcare system, including adding 80 undergraduate seats and 95 postgraduate positions for the TMU University School of Medicine in Brampton when it opens in 2025.
Read the City of Brampton’s Media Release.
Learn more about the TMU School of Medicine.