George Brown College
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Tuition: $16,500.00  Students: 25,888
PO Box 1015, Station B
Toronto, ON      M5T 2T9
(416) 415-2000

George Brown College

George Brown was founded in 1967 during the creation of the Ontario college system. The college is named after George Brown, who was a prominent newspaper publisher and century politician who founded the Toronto Globe. He was also included as one of the Fathers of the Confederation. Considered to be one of the largest and most diversified colleges in Canada, it also has a large base of distance education programs, with around 20,000 full-time students, 60,000 part-time and continuing students, and 1,400 international students. ... continued below

About George Brown College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College has 10 training facilities which offer 150 full-time programs and 1,200 continuing education courses. Its three campuses include Casa Loma Campus, St. James Campus, and Ryerson University Campus.

Casa Loma Campus is situated on Kendal Ave. between MacPherson Ave and Devenport Rd., and is the largest campus of George Brown. The campus consists of five buildings and is a three-minute walk from the campus.

St. James Campus has five buildings, and they are home to the chef school, Financial Services, the faculty of Hospitality and Tourism, Creative Arts, and Business Administration.

The Ryerson University Campus is in Kerr Hall, at Ryerson University. It holds classes from the Early Childhood Assistant and Activation Coordinator Gerontology programs and Early Childhood Education at the Sally Horsfall Eaton Building at Ryerson.

In 2008, George Brown announced that it would construct a new campus on Toronto’s waterfront. This would increase the college’s number of students by an additional 4,000 students, and would help create the athletic centre and student accommodation. George Brown offers housing services to all George Brown College students, and is currently in partnership with the Ontario Student Housing.

Student Services and Student Life

George Brown offers the following services: Advising Service, Casa Loma Career Centre, Counselling and tutoring, Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Services, Fees and Financial Assistance, Requesting help form Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Services and Disability Services, Safe Walk Program, Student Association, Student Life, Student Service Centres, Student Services Basics (housing, child care, books, lockers, resources, computers, athletics and recreation and aboriginal students services), and Tutoring and Learning Centres.

The Student Association (SA) is an organization that is dedicated to supporting the students of George Brown College. It is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by student-elected Board of Directors. Its services include: Health and Dental Insurance, Source (Student Handbook), Lifeworks (Food Bank), Clubs, and Free Legal Advisors. George Brown also offers students activities that help them to apply what they've learned through doing. Some of these "hands on learning" include dental, hearing and fitness services; child care at our nine college-operated centres; graphic design for not-for-profit organizations; beauty services for your hands, face, body and hair; clothing and accessories at discount prices; theatre in the distillery district; gourmet meals at the chefs' house restaurant; and baking and main course meals at our take-out food shop.

The schools’ varsity name is the Huskies, and the varsity sports at the campus include: Volleyball, Soccer, Snowboarding, Rugby, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball, Badminton, Alpine Skiing, and Alpine Skiing.

Academic Programs

George Brown offers programs in the following areas: Work & College Preparation, Theatre, Nursing, Jewellery, Immigrant Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Health Sciences, General Arts and Science, Financial Services, Fashion, ESL for International Students, ESL and Teaching ESL, Engineering Technologies, Early Childhood, Design, Dance, Construction Technologies, Computer Technology, Community Services, Chef School, Business, and Architectural Studies.

Notable Accomplishments

Mediacorp Canada Inc. named George Brown one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” and was featured in Maclean’s news magazine. Toronto Star newspaper also declared George Brown as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers.

Toronto Information

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America, and the 46th most populous in the world. As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered one of the top financial cities in the world.

Toronto's climate is moderate for Canada due to its southerly location within the country and its proximity to Lake Ontario. It has a humid continental climate, with warm, humid summers and generally cold winters, although fairly mild by Canadian and many northern continental U.S. standards. The city experiences four distinct seasons with considerable variance in day to day temperature, particularly during the colder weather season.

Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, and two symphony orchestras. The city is home to the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Notable performance venues include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall, the Princess of Wales Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Massey Hall, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres and the Hummingbird Centre.


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