George Brown College

George Brown College | Toronto, Ont. | Founded 1967

A female student wearing a hardhat and safety workwear is a work office, looking over architectural diagrams at the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management (Courtesy of George Brown College)

In spring 2019, George Brown College expanded its Waterfront campus with the City of the Arts complex. The facility—for School of Design students, employees and industry partners—has more than 100,000 sq. feet of learning and collaboration space. This fall, George Brown will grow again with the construction of Ontario’s first mass-timber, low-carbon institutional building, the Arbour, which will house a research hub, as well as the School of Computer Technology, the School of Architectural Studies and a childcare centre. It should open in 2024.

George Brown has three main campuses in downtown Toronto, offering 175 full-time programs (including 10 degree programs) and 180 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.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $7,196-$9,915 $3,682-$20,387 $2,034-$8,114 $2,259-$17,798 Yes

Cool Options

  • Community Worker: Students prepare for work with organizations, communities and individuals that promote social change.
  • Web Development—Front-End Design: This one-year certificate program emphasizes human-centred design. Students learn to create websites and apps for different industries.
  • Brand Design: Students in this degree program explore many aspects of branding, including storytelling, technical design and execution.

Popular Programs

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Practical Nursing
  • Computer Programming and Analysis
  • General Arts and Science—English for Academic Purposes
  • Culinary Management