AURORA, Ont. — The Town of Aurora, Ont. recently celebrated the grand opening of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) at Niagara College in Aurora’s historic Armoury. The joint event celebrated the expansion of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute into the Greater Toronto Area and the opening of Aurora’s stunningly restored historic Armoury.
“The Town of Aurora is thrilled to officially welcome the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College to our community,” says mayor Tom Mrakas. “We’re excited for what this means for our town. We’ve taken one of our oldest and most historic buildings and restored it into a facility that is truly incredible. The Armoury is the cornerstone of our downtown revitalization efforts and I am proud to have partnered with the CFWI to make our dream of creating a vibrant community hub a reality.”
Through the CFWI, Niagara College will offer training in the culinary, beer and wine industries in heart of downtown Aurora in the new state-of-the-art facility, which features a culinary-demonstration theatre, a classroom and space for community events.
“We’re very pleased to bring the world-class expertise of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute to the Town of Aurora,” says Craig Youdale, dean, Niagara College Canadian Food and Wine Institute. “The Armoury facility will provide many aspects of food-and-beverage education in the form of professional-development opportunities, corporate training, team building and a variety of classes for the general public. This will the give the Town of Aurora, and surrounding region, a chance to gain a depth of knowledge in everything from winetasting, to hands-on cooking classes with our professional staff.”