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Collège des Grands-Lacs
was a francophone
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College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto
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It was established in 1995 as Ontario's third college specifically serving the Franco-Ontarian
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population, after La Cité collégiale
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and Collège Boréal
Collège Boréal is a francophone College of Applied Arts and Technology based and with its principal campus in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The college also has satellite campuses in Hearst, Kapuskasing, Timmins, Temiskaming Shores, Toronto and West Nipissing, as well as a network of access centres...
It began as a "virtual college", i.e., it had no physical campus, and offered instruction only by distance. In 1999, a campus was opened on College Street in Toronto. In 2001, however, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party government of Mike Harris
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decided to close the college.
The college ceased operations in 2002. Its programs and services were taken over by Collège Boréal, which offers classes on the Carlaw Avenue campus of Centennial College in Toronto.
- Notre college - a lobby group seeking reinstatement of a separate francophone college in central and southwestern Ontario