George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus is expanding to include an exciting new facility in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts development that will house several School of Design programs and a research hub.
The new facility will provide 103,000 square feet of space for hands-on learning and collaboration, both among students and with industry partners. It will also be home to the Innovation Exchange, a research hub where students and businesses will team up and bring new ideas to market. The facility and the programming offered are designed to meet workforce demand by providing specialized, industry-identified skills training.
George Brown’s design space is expected to open in late 2018 at Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts at Queens Quay and Lower Jarvis Street. It will be located a short distance away from the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences at Waterfront Campus.
The federal government is supporting the launch of the Innovation Exchange with a $15.6-million investment from the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.
“It’s a testament to our government’s commitment to making Canada a global centre for innovation, and to the vital role our post-secondary institutions must play in the process,” George Brown College President Anne Sado said.
“With this support, we’ll be able to provide more students with the innovation literacy skills they require, while helping the economy prosper through the digital age.”
George Brown expands its waterfront legacy
George Brown continues to play an important role in the revitalization of the East Bayfront and Corktown areas of downtown Toronto. It started with the opening of the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences in 2012, followed by the opening of our first student residence, The George, at Front and Cherry streets, in the fall of 2016.
“And now we look forward to becoming part of the vibrant, mixed-use community being built at Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts. This is a truly inspiring project, and we’re proud to be part of it,” Sado said.
“As George Brown continues to evolve to meet the needs of our city, we anticipate even more growth at our Waterfront Campus in the years ahead.”