A hub for horticultural innovation
The campus, located on Lake Ontario in Niagara, was created through a gift by Moses F. Rittenhouse in 1906. This endowment contributed to the emergence of a competitive tender fruit industry, and more recently, wine and greenhouse industries in one of Canada’s unique geographic regions.
Vineland’s 218-acre campus showcases 35 buildings including research laboratories, farms and greenhouses and is maintained by the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario (ARIO).
In 2006, a panel was established by Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to develop a vision that would lead to the transformation of Vineland into a world-class research and innovation centre.
Vineland’s campus is on traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples and is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties.
For a printable PDF map of our campus, please click here.
The province of Ontario building houses Rittenhouse Hall, a meeting facility in the lower level as well as provincial government agencies :
- Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
- Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
The Vineland Administration building houses a few different organizations including:
- Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
- University of Guelph
- Wine Growers Ontario
- i4C (International Cool Climate Chardonnay Association)
The Foreign Affair Winery is located on campus.
The North building accommodates three groups:
- Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Research Laboratories
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Platform Genetics Inc.
Tenants in the Lodge Business Centre include: