This week Council met in General Committee and we had before us a presentation as well as visitors from the Town’s new partners, Niagara College Canadian Food and Wine Institute… This is an exciting moment in Aurora, and for the revitalization of our downtown core. CFWI will be occupying the the Armoury and will be bringing their world class and recognized courses to Aurora. As I said at the table, this will help create an economic benefit to our downtown and the Town as a whole. A true partnership is just that.. Both partners benefit. In this case Niagara College breaks into a market within the GTA that is a great fit for them, while for the Town, we get a world renowned post secondary institution in Aurora… one that brings their unique expertise and services to our community. This is something that will bring many economic benefits to Aurora with many possible spinoffs. I am extremely pleased to welcome Niagara College to Aurora… This along with the decisions to be made with regards to moving forward with one of the proposed concepts for Library square will positively change the landscape of our downtown core and create a ripple effect that will kickstart the revitalization of the downtown… I am looking forward to a very beneficial long term partnership with Niagara College… This truly is an exciting time in Aurora, as we realize the culmination of nearly 2 decades of community, Council and staff discussions about how to revitalize our downtown core and move the redevelopment of Library Square from concept to reality.