At long last, the move to Bayview is official! This past weekend brought the community and neighbourhood together for the Opening Celebrations, including the Official Campus Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Tyndale welcomed The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, The Honourable David Zimmer, MPP for Willowdale and Mr. David Shiner, Councillor, Ward 24, to the ceremony.
“This is one of the most beautiful sacred spaces in the city,” said Dr. Gary V. Nelson, President of Tyndale. “We’re thankful the Sisters of St. Joseph value a theology of architecture and space. They built this magnificent chapel and motherhouse which we now call Tyndale University College & Tyndale Seminary. God has brought us to this place for this time and the future with a great call and a great sense of mission.”
At the Dedication Service, Dr. Nelson led members of Tyndale’s Board of Governors, students, faculty, staff and friends of Tyndale in the litany of dedication and prayers of support. In the President’s Address, Dr. Nelson spoke of Tyndale’s 10 year journey to Bayview as an incredibly stretching experience. “If you followed this journey, the tone of this celebration is simply the deep and abiding sense that we have been on a journey with God.”
He spoke of the stone placed in the front of the campus as a symbol. “We need this stone to remind us what has brought us through the 121 years of our history. A stone to remind us of the God who brought us here.”
The next day, members of the neighbourhood were invited to join the Tyndale community at Homecoming. Neighbours explored the building and roamed the campus grounds to see for themselves what Tyndale is all about. 160 alumni visited the campus and enjoyed the fun activities and free lecture.
It was a great opportunity to welcome the wider community to our new campus. Thank you for celebrating with us!
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