Food, beer and wine programs coming to Aurora, Ont.

Bakers Journal
December 04, 2017
Written by Bakers Journal
Aurora, Ont. – The Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College will offer short-term and part-time training in culinary skills, commercial brewing and viticulture in Aurora, Ont.

The training will take place at a soon-to-be-restored armoury is aimed at both food industry professionals and the general public.

The partnership helps Aurora achieve its Strategic Plan goal of bringing post-secondary training to town, while addressing the ongoing need for community space, the Town of Aurora said in a news release.

The Armoury building will undergo a $4-million restoration to create a space to support the Institute and provide space for community gatherings, town hall meetings, events and training opportunities.

The space, which will be open to the public and made available for rentals upon request, may be open as early as the end of 2018.

It will include incubator space, a culinary demonstration theatre and a wine and beverage sensory lab. Initial conceptual plans include a classroom, teaching kitchen, reception/event/multipurpose space and an extensive shaded patio overlooking Town Park.

“Recognition is growing for the expertise the CFWI has cultivated in the culinary, wine and beer sciences, and we’re excited to share our unique expertise with new audiences,” said Craig Youdale, Dean of Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute.

Youdale will be present at the general committee meeting in the Council Chambers at Town Hall on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. where he will share the institute’s vision for the space and details of the partnership agreement.

For more information on the facility, visit

For more information on the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, visit

Add comment

Security code

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.