George Brown College exploring possibility of new campus in Mount Dennis

George Brown College is exploring the possibility of building a new campus in Toronto's St. Dennis community.

By Mike Visser

A new campus could be in the works for students at George Brown College. The post-secondary institute is working together with the City of Toronto to explore the possibility of building a new facility in the Mount Dennis area.

The neighbourhood, which straddles Eglinton Avenue West and Jane Street, had been identified as a potential spot for a new campus as part of the city’s CreateTO initiative.

“There has been a longstanding desire in the Mount Dennis community to attract a post-secondary institution,” said Toronto Mayor John Tory in a statement. “I’m pleased that George Brown College has expressed interest in exploring the opportunity of bringing a campus to the area.”

“In Mount Dennis, we see a community that is brimming with potential, and we are thrilled to be partnering with the City of Toronto to explore the amazing possibility and feasibility of a satellite campus in the area,” added Dr. Gervan Fearon, President of George Brown College.

Despite the commitment from both sides, the new campus is far from a done deal. Both George Brown College and Toronto city staff at now performing due diligence to determine if the idea is feasible. Part of that process includes identifying possible locations for the school.

“Now the real work begins to move this forward to ensure that we can continue to address the growing demands of our city, while attracting people from all over the world to one of our city’s most established educational institutions,” said Tory.

A report containing all findings and recommendations is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2023.

George Brown College currently has three campuses spread across downtown Toronto, along with a number of smaller satellite locations for classes.

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