George Brown College

Founded 1967 | Toronto, ON

In the spring of 2019, George Brown College expanded its Waterfront campus by adding the City of the Arts complex. The facility—for school of design students, employees and industry partners—has more than 100,000 square feet of learning and collaboration space. George Brown will soon grow again with the construction of Ontario’s first mass-timber, low-carbon institutional building, Limberlost Place, which will house a research hub named the Brookfield Sustainability Institute, as well as the school of computer technology, the school of architectural studies and a child care centre. Completion is expected in 2024, with students welcomed for classes in January of 2025. 

George Brown has three main campuses in downtown Toronto, offering 174 full-time programs (including 10 degree programs) and 189 continuing education certificates or designations. The student residence is within walking distance of the St. James and Waterfront campuses. All career-focused programs include at least one experiential learning opportunity, excluding upgrading and preparatory programs. Students have access to specialized facilities designed to simulate real-world work environments. These include an operating room and hospital suites at the Centre for Health Sciences. Culinary students get hands-on experience in the new TCH Marketplace, which offers meal kits, pre-made meals and snacks, and beer and wine.

Popular Programs

• Early Childhood Education

• General Arts and Science—English for Academic Purposes

• Computer Programming and Analysis

• Practical Nursing

• Culinary Management

School Size



• Degree $7,238-$9,805

• Diploma $3,704-$20,158

• Certificate $2,062-$8,156

• Post-Grad $2,287-$18,363

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• ​​Food Tourism Entrepreneurship: Students explore how to create experiences that support local economies by fostering relationships between stakeholders in agriculture, hospitality and tourism. They develop partnerships communicating and marketing unique experiences that emphasize sustainability and transparency.

• ​​Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician: Students train with a range of hand tools and specialized machines, including 3D printers, to create braces, splints and artificial limbs.

• ​​College Vocational: This one-year program, unique in Ontario, helps students with mild intellectual disabilities or who are neurodiverse address employment barriers.