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If drab shower stalls peeling wallpaper and Canadian-flags-that-double-as-window-coverings come to mind when you think of college dorms you’ll be amazed by what you see when you step foot in George Brown College’s new student residence in downtown Toronto With stunning cityscape views state-of-the-art facilities and stylishly furnished rooms our facility certainly sets a new standard. Dan Elacqua General Manager of the George Brown Residence shared some cool facts about the new facility 1 The new residence is part of an exciting new community adjacent to the historic Distillery District called the Canary District 2 It’s connected to the new Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA which features two pools a running track 10 000 sq feet of green roof space and of course a gymnasium 3 Student room rates are all-inclusive and include Wi-Fi cable television flat screen televisions and phone with local calls The rooms are also fully furnished 4 The TTC King and Cherry streetcars will stop near the residence providing convenient access to transit for George Brown students 5 The building will be home to 505 students from all three George Brown College campuses The residence will have eight Resident Advisors (student live-in staff) and two Residence Life Co-ordinators (professional live-in staff) who will help build community through programming and creating connections with the students 6 The residence is targeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification. 7 The building was home to the American athletes during the 2015 Pan Am Games 8 The residence was featured on the TV show Heroes Reborn 9 The residence offers two-bedroom suite accommodations to the public in the summer starting in 2017 at very competitive rates 10 There is over 4000 sq feet of conference/meeting spaces on-site that can accommodate anywhere between 10 and 200 people year-round We’re still accepting applications but spots are filling up fast Learn more about George Brown’s student residence at georgebrown.ca/residence 10 cool facts about George Brown College's new student residenc