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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1967
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • Applied Arts and Technology School 1
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 200 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Phone:
    • +14164152000
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of George Brown College

When George Brown College was formed in 1967, it absorbed both the PIT and PITO and opened its Kensington and Casa Loma campuses at the two institutes' former facilities. George Brown College also went on to absorb, in 1969, four former Toronto Board of Education Adult Education Centres in a third campus at 507 College Street and, in 1973, five Toronto-area Schools of Nursing in 1973, including: St. Joseph's, St. Michael's, Toronto General, Atkinson (Toronto Western) and Nightingale.

Academic Highlights

George Brown College is a public, fully accredited college of applied arts and technology. It provides a wide variety of programs in art and design, business, community services, early childhood education, construction and engineering technologies, health sciences, hospitality and culinary arts, preparatory studies, as well as specialized programs and services for recent immigrants and international students. The college offers 35 diploma programs, 31 advanced diploma programs as well as seven degree programs, one in conjunction with Ryerson University.

Life in George Brown College

The school's team name is the Huskies, and varsity sports include:

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball

School Ranking

George Brown college has a world ranking of 4654, however the college has no offical ranking from any of recognized ranking agencies such as Times Education, QS, US News. George Brown College only offical ranking came in 2014 and was recognised as 3rd best college for research in Canada. 


Notable Alumni

  • Katherine Barrell, actress, writer, producer, director
  • Samantha Bee, comedian, writer, actress, television host
  • Shaun Benson, actor
  • Ryder Britton, actor
  • Robin Brûlé, actress
  • Valerie Buhagiar, actress, film director
  • Darwyn Cooke, comics artist, writer, cartoonist, animator
  • Lynn Crawford, television chef
  • Christine Cushing, television personality

Acceptance Rate

Brown University had an acceptance rate of 7.1%. 

Other Campuses
    • 160 Kendal Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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