Update on 200 King St. E. and fall-semester programming

As preparations for the start of the fall semester continue, we have an important update to share about 200 King St. E. at our St. James Campus. 

As you may recall, 200 King St. E. has been undergoing an extensive renovation and construction project following a fire. Unfortunately, construction-related delays and supply chain issues affecting projects across the country mean we are unable to deliver classes in the building for the fall semester.  

Finding a standalone vacant office space for in-person learning has been a top priority. For the past two months, we’ve engaged real estate agents, brokers, lawyers, banks and our partners to find a space we could convert into labs and classrooms. But despite our best efforts, we have been unable to secure a new standalone space that can be ready in time for the start of the fall semester.

This unexpected construction delay is unfortunate, and we thank you for your patience. 

As soon as we learned 200 King St. E. would not be ready for September we began our search for an alternative vacant space, and we created solutions to accommodate some in-person learning at other campuses and to shift some learning online. We’ve come up with a plan to ensure stability for your fall semester and to uphold our commitment to creating exceptional learning for students. 

We’re taking the following steps: 

  • Shifting classes at 200 King St. E. to other George Brown campus locations or to online delivery for the fall semester. 
     
  • Continuing efforts to secure a location for an expanded return to in-person learning for the Centre for Business starting in the Winter 2023 semester. 
     
  • Providing alternative office spaces for employees. Please note that some employees with offices at 200 King St. E. may need to continue working from home until an alternative space is found and will be advised of changes by their manager.  

Affected students and employees can expect to receive specific details in their college email. 

“We know these actions represent a shift in our normal operations. We have taken these measures based on our commitment to students and the entire George Brown Community,” George Brown College Provost Dr. Cory Ross said. “I look forward to the return to in-person learning for our Centre for Business in January 2023.” 

A limited number of services remain open at 200 King St. E., including the Campus Store, the Assessment Centre, Security and First Aid.