Cool places around George Brown College campuses

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We know that location can be a big deciding factor when it comes to choosing a college. We feel pretty lucky to have three unique campuses, each located in an interesting part of the city. We wanted to highlight some cool places around our Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront campuses to give you an idea of the neighbourhoods you may be studying in!

Casa Loma Campus

  • Casa Loma Open New Browser Window – It’s unlikely you’ll run into Prince Harry or Duchess Megan, but studying at our Casa Loma Campus means you’ll be in close proximity to Toronto’s castle. This picturesque spot is a popular tourist destination and walkable from campus. 
  • Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Open New Browser Window -No matter what you’re interested in, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at the ROM. Filled with art, culture, natural history and special collections, the ROM is one of the largest museums in North America and is only a short subway ride away from campus.
  • The Annex – One of Toronto’s oldest neighbourhoods, the Annex is located just south of us. It has a bohemian vibe with many great shops, bars, cafes and restaurants that you can check out before, after, or between classes.

St. James Campus

  • Distillery District Open New Browser Window – Only about 10 minutes away from St. James Campus is Toronto’s Old Distillery District. A National Historic Site of Canada, it’s home to various shops, restaurants and historical buildings and has been used in tv and film. Arguably the best part of the Distillery District is its annual Christmas market.
  • St. Lawrence Market Open New Browser Window – There’s been a public market in some form at this spot since 1803. Only five minutes’ walk from campus, the South Market is open Tuesday to Saturday, with a farmer’s market on Saturdays, and an Antiques Market on Sunday.
  • St. James Park Open New Browser Window – In the warmer months, this park is a great place to take a break between classes. Located next to St. James Cathedral (which hosts two free organ recitals a week), this park is well maintained with many places to sit, each lunch and relax.

Waterfront Campus

  • Toronto Harbourfront Open New Browser Window – Studying here, you’ll be privy to some amazing views of Toronto’s waterfront year-round, while the summer months provide opportunities to relax or study near the water. The Harbourfront area in general has many interesting experiences for you to enjoy including great restaurants and opportunities to become a Toronto tourist!
  • Toronto Islands Open New Browser Window – The Toronto Islands are a popular tourist destination and our Waterfront Campus is less than a 15-minute walk from the ferry terminal. It’s a great escape from the city where you can visit beaches and even an amusement park!
  • Sugar Beach Open New Browser Window – Very close to campus is Sugar Beach, a fun spot with an urban beach, a plaza space and a promenade. Dotted with pink beach umbrellas, this could be the perfect break in between classes.