George Brown College is poised to transform Toronto’s skyline and push the envelope when it comes to sustainability with the construction of a 10-storey mass-timber building called The Arbour at our Waterfront Campus. This innovative project marks an important continuation of George Brown’s role as a city builder. The Arbour will provide exciting learning spaces for our students, a home for a mass-timber research hub and vital community space for the surrounding neighbourhood. It will be Ontario’s first mass-timber, low-carbon institutional building.
School of Design
George Brown College's School of Design is expanding to an exciting new facility in the Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts development, East Bayfront, Toronto. The new facility will provide 103,000 square feet of space for hands-on learning and collaboration, both among students and with industry partners.
It will house the Interdisciplinary Design Studio, Institute without Boundaries, as well as the Innovation Exchange, a research hub where students and businesses will team up and bring new ideas to market. The facility and the programming offered are designed to meet workforce demand by providing specialized, industry-identified skills training.
"Smart economies are productive economies. In support of Canada's science, technology and innovation strategy, George Brown is connecting industry with innovators in order to promote innovation and industry growth," said Anne Sado, President of George Brown College. "By creating opportunities for students to solve real industry problems in highly-engaging learning environments, George Brown is supporting them to become candidates of choice for their future employers."