George Brown College

George Brown College | Toronto, Ont. | Founded 1967

George Brown College theatre students in a performance

George Brown College theatre students perform. (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. In 2021, 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 focused on mass-timber construction, as well as the School of Computer Technology, the School of Architectural Studies and a child care centre.

George Brown has three main campuses in downtown Toronto, offering 172 full-time programs (including 10 degree programs) and 180 continuing education certificates or designations. The college’s 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 learning facilities designed to simulate real-world work environments. These include an operating room and hospital suites at the Health Sciences’ Simulation Centre and a working restaurant at the Chef’s House.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $7,087-$9,900 $3,685-$26,155 $2,066-$10,422 $2,282-$17,839 Yes

Cool Options

  • Recreation Management in Gerontology: Graduates design and deliver therapeutic programs that improve older adults’ quality of life.
  • Construction Engineering Technology: Students develop the technical, business and interpersonal skills needed to manage construction projects in this diploma program that emphasizes sustainability.
  • Business Administration—Accounting: Students learn accounting skills, including financial analysis, planning and control, and collaborating with organizations’ internal control systems.

Popular Programs

  • Culinary Management
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Practical Nursing
  • Graphic Design