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George Brown College


In 1967, Canada’s centennial year, Bill Davis, then the Ontario Minister of Education, suggested that George Brown College would be a suitable name for the new college of applied arts and technology, noting: “the city to which George Brown added such lustre as a reformer, journalist, and statesman should honour him in this way.”


George Brown offers a wide variety of programs in art and design, business, community services, early childhood education, construction and engineering technologies, health sciences, hospitality and culinary arts, preparatory studies, as well as specialized programs and services for recent immigrants and international students.


We’ve taken advantage of our location to give our students an edge in the job market. We partner with companies and organizations that play a role in the academic life of our students by advising course curriculum, providing field education and employment. By helping us develop curriculum, these companies nurture our students to meet industry needs and gain skills that are highly sought after in the current job market.

Housing services

  • George Brown College’s location gives students access to top employers for field education and networking opportunities. It also means you’ll get to enjoy other perks of going to school downtown, including being close to great cafes, restaurants, shopping, and Toronto attractions. Our three campuses — Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront — are all easily accessible by public transit and surrounded by bike lanes as part of Toronto’s cycling network. 
  • Our student residence The George is a short distance from the historic Distillery District—a vibrant downtown area with great public festivals, events and theatre. 
  • Travelling from our residence to class is convenient with a streetcar stop right outside the building. 

Library services

  • Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by your friendly librarians.
  • Book spaces in Library and Learning Commons at all campuses.
  • Access a wide variety of databases and catalogues of various formats for you to use online or borrow and take home.
  • Your GBC student card identifies you as a George Brown student and gives you access to many college services and facilities.

Medical services

  • Counselling is free and confidential, available for currently registered George Brown College students.
  • You’re welcome to explore any academic and non-academic issues because they all affect your success.
  • The counselling office provides responsive services – same-day appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Workshops and counselling groups are free 

Campus life

We have three main campuses and several other locations that place students in the heart of downtown Toronto -- St. James Campus, Casa Loma Campus and Waterfront Campus.

Sports facilities

A variety of drop-in sports activities are offered in our gymnasiums during designated open gym times including soccer, basketball, cricket, badminton, floorball, volleyball and others. Note that athletic footwear must be worn in the gymnasium at all times, boots are not permitted.

Student clubs

  • We are a group of students who believe, through entrepreneurship actions, our mission is to change lives and shape a better, more sustainable community. With the support from peers, faculty advisors, and industry professionals, George Brown College Enactus members will be able to gain the real-world entrepreneurial experience, give back to the community, and develop their interpersonal skills.
  • SA Recreational Networks is a series of activities and programming that is focused on the overall well-being of GBC students outside the classroom. The benefits of joining a Student-Led Recreation Network is the opportunity to develop leadership and soft skills such as communication and teamwork.

George Brown College is supported and accredited by government since 1967. The College is regulated by The Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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