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George Brown College

George Brown College

General Information

George Brown College serves 15 000 full-time students and 60 000 part-time and continuing education students on 5 campuses in Toronto, Ontario:

  • Casa Loma Campus
  • Ryerson University
  • St. James Campus
  • Waterfront Campus
  • Young Centre for the Performing Arts

George Brown has a wide-range of programs as part of its 9 academic centres:

  • Centre for Business
  • Centre for Arts & Design
  • Centre for Community Services & Early Childhood
  • Centre for Health Sciences
  • Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts
  • Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies
  • Centre for Continuous Learning
  • Centre for International and Immigrant Education
  • Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies

The addresses for George Brown College campuses are:

Casa Loma Campus:
160 Kendal Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5R 1M3

Ryerson University:
99 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K8

St. James Campus:
200 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3W8

Waterfront Campus:
51 Dockside Drive 
Toronto, Ontario  M5A 0B6 

Young Centre for the Performing Arts:
50 Tankhouse Lane
Distillery District, 
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3C4

(416) 415-2000

www.georgebrown.ca

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At George Brown College, the centre providing accessibility services to students is called Accessible Learning Services. Disability Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs. George Brown also has videos outlining some of their services:

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at George Brown College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see George Brown College's Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

To access accommodations, students must submit the following documentation to Disability Services. 

Psychological (including Learning Disability)

  • Intake form
  • Appropriate documentation, gathered from the student’s school or school board, or students can have their doctor complete the Standard Medical Form

Medical Conditions

  • Intake form
  • Doctor’s letter explaining the nature of disability, medications, and how often treatment is needed or students can have their doctor complete the Standard Medical Form

Visual Disabilities

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Intake form
  • An audiologist's report, or proof of attendance at a Provincial School for the Deaf

 

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the George Brown College Accessible Learning Services directly.

Support Services Available

Counselling Services

George Brown College offers Counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Academic Support

George Brown College offers Peer Tutoring through the Tutoring and Learning Centres at the Casa Loma, St. James, and Waterfront campuses to students who are having academic difficulties in English and Math.

Library Services

The Library Learning Commons, on the Casa Loma, St. James, and Waterfront campuses, offers services that enable library users who have a disability or are Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing to access library services and resources effectively. The goal of the Library Learning Commons is to provide all learning materials and services accessible. Students who experience accessibility barriers are asked to contact the library staff.

Please click on the links below for further details on:

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

George Brown College’s Financial Aid office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding George Brown College’s financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

George Brown does not have a college residence for students. 

Off-Campus Housing

Students attending George Brown can contact the Housing Office on campus for assistance in finding off-campus housing.

 

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

George Brown offers Maps & Directions for Casa Loma, St. James, and Waterfront campus.

Toronto Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is comprised of subways, buses, and streetcars. A discounted Post-Secondary Student Monthly Metro Pass is available for purchase for full-time students at George Brown College. Schedules and maps are provided for each of the TTC transit options.

Accessibility
The TTC offers accessible services on both their buses and subways. Accessible services on buses include kneeling features, ramps, lifts, automated next stop announcements, wheel chair and scooter positions, and priority seating. The subways provide accessible services such as wheel chair positions and priority seating. There are elevators at half of the subway stations, with the goal of the remaining stations to be accessible by 2025.

The TTC offers the Support Person Assistance Card which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the support program must fill out the application form.

Wheel-Trans is a service that provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities. The TTC has established eligibility guidelines for the use of Wheel-Trans. Persons seeking to use Wheel-Trans must participate in an in-person interview. 

Academic Programs

George Brown College offers Full-Time Programs, Continuing Education, Apprenticeship Programs and many other courses.

Contact Information

Casa Loma Campus

Disability Services
(416) 415-5000 ext 2622
letstalk@georgebrown.ca

Counselling Service
(416) 415-5000 ext 4585
letstalk@georgebrown.ca
Located in Room C317

The Tutoring and Learning Centre
(416) 415-5000 ext 4047
msutherland4@georgebrown.ca 
Located in Room 310D

Library Learning Commons
(416) 415-5000 ext 4634

Financial Aid
(416) 415-5000 ext 2476
FinAid@georgebrown.ca 
Located in the Student Service Centre

 

Ryerson Campus

Disability Services
(416) 415-5000 ext 2621
letstalk@georgebrown.ca
Located in Room SHE 597

Financial Aid
(416) 415-5000 ext 2960
FinAid@georgebrown.ca 
Located in Room 611

 

St. James Campus

Disability Services
(416) 415-5000 ext 2107
letstalk@georgebrown.ca 
Located in Room 582C

Counselling Services
(416) 415-5000 ext 2107
letstalk@georgebrown.ca
Located in Room 582C

Library Learning Commons
(416) 415-5000 ext 2173

Financial Aid
(416) 415-5000 ext 2476
FinAid@georgebrown.ca 
Located in the Student Service Centre

 

Waterfront Campus

Disability and Counselling Services
(416) 415-5000 ext 5370
letstalk@georgebrown.ca
Located in Room 225

Counselling Services
(416) 415-5000 ext 5370
letstalk@georgebrown.ca 
Located in Room 225

Library Learning Commons
(416) 415-5000 ext 5761

Financial Aid
(416) 415-5000 ext 2476
FinAid@georgebrown.ca 
Located in the Student Service Centre

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at George Brown College, and to determine if the services meet your needs.