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. It should open in 2024.

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 Health Sciences’ Simulation Centre. 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 Studies: Students develop core culinary skills while studying the factors driving food supply around the world, such as hunger, climate change and urbanization.

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

• Interprofessional Complex and Long-Term Care: Students learn to direct a team of health-care professionals in long-term care and other settings.

• Deafblind and Intervenor Studies: Deaf and non-deaf students are both welcome in this one-year certificate program where they learn to work with people who have simultaneous vision and hearing loss. This program is one-of-a-kind in Canada.