Minister of Labour Seamus O'Regan Tours Limberlost Place, George Brown College's New Mass Timber Building

George Brown College welcomed The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Federal Minister of Labour, for a site tour of Limberlost Place, the college’s exciting new mass timber, net zero carbon emissions building, currently under construction at Waterfront Campus.  

The visit provided Minister O’Regan with an opportunity to learn about this remarkable building and see first-hand how George Brown College, one of Ontario’s leading providers of apprenticeship and skilled trades training, is helping the industry address and meet current labour shortages.         

During the tour, O’Regan spoke with Dr. Gervan Fearon, President of George Brown College, about how the college’s various trade-related academic and apprenticeship programs, coupled with collaborative relationships with government and employers, help deliver qualified graduates who are workforce-ready. 

George Brown’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies (CCET) provides students with training, technical expertise, and field placements, while the college’s Industry Liaison Office connects students and graduates with employers who are actively recruiting. 

George Brown’s Limberlost Place is set to be the first mass timber, net zero carbon emissions institutional building of its kind in Ontario and will open its doors to students in January 2025.