Markham Centre Campus - York University’s Bold Dream Becomes an Exciting Reality

Opening Fall 2023


York University is moving forward with its long-awaited Markham Centre Campus (MCC). Construction starts July 2020 and we will welcome our first students in the Fall of 2023. The campus will accommodate up to 4,200 students in Phase 1, with the flexibility to respond to future growth demands.

As a catalyst for learning, research and innovation, and an anchor institution within a strong and vibrant Region, our new state-of-the-art campus will:

  • Offer students innovative, relevant job-ready academic programming and research opportunities focusing on digital media, engineering and technology, entrepreneurship, new media and communications.
  • Consolidate York University’s already strong academic presence in the City of Markham (YSpace, IBM Innovation Space – Markham Convergence Centre and the IBM Partnership).
  • Help to fulfill York Region’s future labour market and civic leadership needs by providing transferable 21st century skills that are at the core of future economic competitiveness and community development in Markham, York Region, and across Ontario.
Campus Vision

York University Markham Centre Campus will be urban, connected and integrated with local and global communities. Programs will revolve around core themes of technology and entrepreneurship, as applied in different contexts and professional fields. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to contribute to a rapidly changing economy and society through innovative programs where they interact directly with employers and community partners.

The Campus will specialize in flexible learning formats to serve a diverse population of students, including young adults, as well as mature and mid-career learners, newcomers to Canada and workers impacted by technological change.

What's New


York will be moving forward with a bold plan to build the $275.5-million campus that will help drive economic growth and social development in York Region and Ontario.


Providing more opportunities for students in the York Region. This innovative space will have a small-campus setting while taking advantage of York's academic strengths.


More than 100 York University staff, partners, supporters and community members gathered for an evening of celebration.

About Markham Centre Campus

Located in the heart of Markham

10 storeys high and will have a total building GFA of 37,160 m²

Fully accessible

State-of-the-art sustainability features