TMU to establish new medical school in Brampton-Peel

“The new medical school will strengthen the healthcare system in Brampton,” said Lachemi.
In a joint announcement with the City of Brampton and the Province of Ontario, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) confirmed that the Bramalea Civic Centre in Brampton-Peel has been selected as the future site of its school of medicine

“We are committed to creating a school of medicine that will meet the diverse needs of the Brampton and Peel Region community and today, with a location secured, we are one step closer,” said TMU’s president and vice-chancellor, Mohamed Lachemi.

The Bramalea Civic Centre was chosen 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 $20 million to support building renovations required for programming and operations of the school of medicine.

“This school and the City’s second hospital being built at Peel Memorial will help address the health-care emergency in Brampton and ensures the next generation of health-care practitioners can train locally right here in the city,” said Brampton’s mayor, Patrick Brown

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