The recently opened waterfront campus of George Brown College represents a substantial upgrade to the school's infrastructure. With $61.5 million invested by the provincial government and $30 million from the Canadian government, the sizeable injection of funds has helped the school increase its size by 40%. Housing the college's new Health Sciences Educational Centre, the new campus provides an inter-professional, hands-on and team-based pedagogical approach to health education. With an enrolment of 3500 full-time students, the college will help ensure that the East Bayfront becomes a vibrant and well-used new neighbourhood. As many are already familiar with the exterior design of the building, we are now able to bring you a photo update of the project's interior thanks to Forum member rdaner.

George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. Design by KPMB and StantecGround floor seating area, image by rdaner

George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. Design by KPMB and StantecCafeteria, image by rdaner

George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. Design by KPMB and StantecSecond storey student lounge with a view of the lake, image by rdaner

George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. Design by KPMB and StantecView of an unfurnished second floor hallway, image by rdaner

George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. Design by KPMB and StantecTerraced seating area, image by rdaner

Adjacent to Sugar Beach to the west and Sherbourne Common to the east, the addition of the new campus to the emerging neighbourhood provides students with ample access to some of the city's best-designed public spaces. The presence of the school also contributes to the mixed-use character of the district, joining Diamond Schmitt's Corus Quay Building as well as the yet to be constructed Monde Condos by Great Gulf Homes. Through the inclusion of a variety of uses, the area will maintain the necessary influx of pedestrians to ensure its vitality.

George Brown College's Waterfront Campus. Design by KPMB and StantecLooking over Sherbourne Commons to the east, image by rdaner

To learn more about this and other developments in the East Bayfront, a link to our dataBase entries for the neighbourhood can be found below.