'Topping off' ceremony held for Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

News Oct 11, 2017 North York Mirror

Centennial College celebrated the "topping off" of its new Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Park on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

In building construction, topping off is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.

Students, staff and dignitaries were on hand to sign a steel I-beam before it was hoisted and permanently placed in the new hangar that forms the central feature of the rejuvenated former headquarters of de Havilland of Canada.

The $72-million project at the Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue site includes the hangar, which is large enough to accommodate today's commercial jets, as well as new classrooms, laboratory space, workshops, offices and a campus library. Centennial currently trains about 300 aircraft technicians and avionics technicians annually at its Ashtonbee Campus in Scarborough.

The Centre for Aerospace and Aviation is set to open in fall 2018.

The Downsview campus will house an innovation and research working group that brings together industry leaders and academic partners, including the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Ryerson University, York University and Bombardier. The campus will anchor the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research (DAIR) consortium.

'Topping off' ceremony held for Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

New facility set to open in Downsview Park in fall 2018

News Oct 11, 2017 North York Mirror

Centennial College celebrated the "topping off" of its new Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Park on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

In building construction, topping off is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.

Students, staff and dignitaries were on hand to sign a steel I-beam before it was hoisted and permanently placed in the new hangar that forms the central feature of the rejuvenated former headquarters of de Havilland of Canada.

The $72-million project at the Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue site includes the hangar, which is large enough to accommodate today's commercial jets, as well as new classrooms, laboratory space, workshops, offices and a campus library. Centennial currently trains about 300 aircraft technicians and avionics technicians annually at its Ashtonbee Campus in Scarborough.

The Centre for Aerospace and Aviation is set to open in fall 2018.

The Downsview campus will house an innovation and research working group that brings together industry leaders and academic partners, including the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Ryerson University, York University and Bombardier. The campus will anchor the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research (DAIR) consortium.

'Topping off' ceremony held for Centre for Aerospace and Aviation

New facility set to open in Downsview Park in fall 2018

News Oct 11, 2017 North York Mirror

Centennial College celebrated the "topping off" of its new Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Park on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

In building construction, topping off is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam is placed atop a structure during its construction.

Students, staff and dignitaries were on hand to sign a steel I-beam before it was hoisted and permanently placed in the new hangar that forms the central feature of the rejuvenated former headquarters of de Havilland of Canada.

The $72-million project at the Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue site includes the hangar, which is large enough to accommodate today's commercial jets, as well as new classrooms, laboratory space, workshops, offices and a campus library. Centennial currently trains about 300 aircraft technicians and avionics technicians annually at its Ashtonbee Campus in Scarborough.

The Centre for Aerospace and Aviation is set to open in fall 2018.

The Downsview campus will house an innovation and research working group that brings together industry leaders and academic partners, including the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Ryerson University, York University and Bombardier. The campus will anchor the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research (DAIR) consortium.