In 1968, George Brown College opened its doors with a student population of just over 2,000. While the college still offers programs in construction, early childhood education, dental services, and the culinary arts, there were some programs that are not as relevant today, such as sign writing and watchmaking. They even once offered a marine engineering program to prepare students for careers at sea. Today, the college has grown to over 30,000 students, attracting learners from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, and beyond. They come to develop skills and gain the real-world experience needed to succeed in the workplace.
Under the current leadership of President Gervan Fearon since 2004, George Brown has more than doubled in size, expanded its international partnerships, and strengthened its commitment to enhancing the cultural, economic, and social fabric of Toronto.
Located in downtown Toronto, students have the opportunity to live, learn, and work in the heart of Canada’s biggest and most diverse economy. With over 160 career-focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate, and degree programs, George Brown offers one of the widest ranges of full-time college programs in Canada. Many of their programs include a field education component, providing students with the chance to work and learn alongside industry partners who may eventually become their future employers.
George Brown College Major Campus
St. James Campus
George Brown College St. James Campus is home to a wide range of program areas, including Business, which encompasses Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Management, and Marketing. The campus also offers programs in Culinary Arts, Deaf & Deafblind Studies, English as a Second Language (ESL), Hospitality & Tourism, Liberal Arts & Science, Media Studies, Social & Community Services, as well as Work & College Preparation. With its diverse program offerings, St. James Campus provides students with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a fulfilling career in various fields.
Casa Loma Campus
George Brown College Casa Loma Campus is known for its exceptional programs in a variety of fields. At this campus, students can explore program areas such as Apprenticeship & Skilled Trades, Architectural Studies, Computer Technology, Construction Management, Dance Studies, Fashion Studies, Jewellery Studies, and Mechanical Engineering Technologies. In addition to these programs, the campus also offers a business program that includes specializations in Accounting & Finance, Human Resources, Management, and Marketing. With a focus on hands-on learning and real-world experience, Casa Loma Campus provides students with the tools and skills needed to succeed in their chosen career paths.
George Brown College Waterfront Campus is home to a diverse range of program areas that cater to the needs and interests of students. The campus offers programs in Dental Health, Design, Game Programming, Health & Wellness, Activation Co-ordinator/Gerontology, Autism and Behavioural Science, Behaviour Analysis, Fitness and Health Promotion, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Pre-Health Science, Health Services Management, and Nursing. With a focus on practical and hands-on learning, students at Waterfront Campus are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen fields