Located in Toronto’s vibrant downtown core, George Brown College is one of Canada’s largest and most diverse colleges. The college is adding to our two main campuses, St. James and Casa Loma with a third Waterfront campus opening in fall 2012 and a new student residence opening in 2016.
George Brown was established in 1967, named after Liberal politician George Brown, one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation and founder of what is now The Globe and Mail newspaper. At first, its programs built on those offered by two existing provincial trade institutes. However, it quickly grew to offer a diverse range of programs.
The college expanded rapidly from 1969 to 1990, adding four former Toronto Board of Education Adult Education Centres, six schools of nursing, and many individual programs. It also initiated the Casa Loma campus in 1973 and St. James campus in 1976, resulting in the college’s two main campuses today. Over these years, the college also introduced nine child care centres that serve community members and act as learning labs for the college’s early childhood education students.
George Brown gets you the job you want by constantly updating and improving our curriculum and facilities. The Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts is a modern, eye-catching building at 300 Adelaide St. E. that features state-of-the-art kitchens and labs. The George Brown School of Design at 230 Richmond St. E. is a redesigned factory loft, and serves as a hub of creative expression and innovative student-industry projects. In 2002, George Brown partnered with Ryerson University to offer collaborative programs in areas such as Nursing and Early Childhood Education.
Learn more by checking out the broad range of programs offered by our nine different centres and schools, or explore the services and facilities that make student life here so great. You can also find out why a George Brown education gives you an edge in the workplace. To get a closer look at learning and life at the college, take a virtual tour.