Work to start this year on York University’s Markham campus
York University’s Markham campus is taking shape.
The end goal is a “living, breathing campus,” said Bud Purves, president of York University Development Corporation – the development branch of the university.
But there are still many steps ahead of the proposed 2020 open.
Purves provided a road map for what lies ahead during a recent Markham university committee meeting.
The university is currently testing the soil, looking at the area water table and conducting a traffic study of the five-acre property on the south side of Enterprise Boulevard, just west of the Markham Pan Am Centre.
All this will help determine the best location for the building at the site, Purves added.
The university is also exploring the option of a building a site office in Markham in the fall.
“York (University) wants to have a presence in Markham prior to opening,” he said. “We’re not going to build a building, then open the doors and say, ‘We’re here.’”
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Vaughan-Based Developer TechBlocks Chosen as Microsoft IoT Partner
A Greater Toronto Area-based company has become the latest to be added to Microsoft’s Red Carpet Program.
TechBlocks, based in Vaughan, ON, has been picked by the software giant to help it grow its IoT practice on Microsoft Azure.
The program runs worldwide and selects specific partners in various countries to accelerate cloud and mobility solution development.
“We are ecstatic to be approached by Microsoft to participate in this program,” Prashant Kumar, senior vice president of strategy and solutions of TechBlocks said in a statement.
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Vaughan-Based MRI Software Partners with VTS to Offer Fast Integration of Data Across Both Platforms
NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ VTS, the market’s top commercial real estate asset management and leasing platform, has entered into a partnership with MRI Software, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for the global real estate industry. VTS is one of the first asset management and leasing firms to have a formal partnership with the MRI Partner Connect program, providing users of both solutions with a unique opportunity to collaborate and establish a supported framework.
VTS gives brokers, landlords, asset managers and their teams access to their entire portfolios through one centralized platform. Through this comprehensive solution, commercial real estate professionals can view leasing information, market trends and analytics, and share this data across their entire organization.
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