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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 students on 3 main campuses and several additional locations in Toronto, Ontario.  The main campuses are

  • Casa Loma Campus
  • St. James Campus
  • Waterfront Campus

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

  • Business
  • Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology
  • Community Services & Early Childhood
  • Construction & Engineering Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality & Culinary Arts
  • Preparatory and Liberal Studies

 

The addresses for George Brown College campuses are:

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

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

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

(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. Accessibile Learning 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 Accessible Learning Services in addition to the Intake Form. 

  • ADHD—letter from a psychiatrist or psychologist or medical doctor.
  • Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing—audiogram, audiologist report or letter from a regulated healthcare professional.
  • Learning disabilities — should be diagnosed through a psychoeducational assessment. Please submit any documentation you have (IEP, IPRC, psychoeducational assessment, etc.) with the Intake Form. All documentation will be reviewed by an Accessibility Consultant to determine whether or not additional or updated documentation is needed.
  • Mental Health— a completed Disability Verification Form or a letter from a regulated health professional. Students with a mental health disability are no longer required to provide a DSM diagnosis in order to access accommodations.
  • Mild Intellectual Disability (MID)/Intellectual Disability (ID) — should be diagnosed through a psychoeducational assessment. Please submit any documentation you have (IEP, IPRC, psychoeducational assessment, etc.) with the Intake Form. All documentation will be reviewed by an Accessibility Consultant to determine whether or not additional or updated documentation is needed.
  • Mobility, acquired brain injury or medical disabilities— the Disability Verification Form or a letter from a regulated healthcare professional.
  • Vision—photocopy of your CNIB card or a letter from a regulated healthcare professional.

 

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

Support Services Available

Health Services

George Brown does not have a Health Services clinic, however they do provide a map of local clinics accessible to students. 

Counselling Services

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


Peer Mentoring

George Brown has a Peerconnect program that aims to enhance student well-being and success by offering one-on-one coaching, events, weekly activities, online resources and workshops at every George Brown campus.

Academic Support

George Brown College offers peer tutoring and other learning support through the Tutoring and Learning Centres at the Casa Loma, St. James, and Waterfront campuses to students who are having academic difficulties.

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

Accesible Learning Services
(416) 415-5000 ext 4585
letstalk@georgebrown.ca
Located in Room C317

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 8255
Located in Building C (CLC), Room 330

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

  

St. James Campus

Accessible Learning 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 8255
Located in Room 121 and B137

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

 

Waterfront Campus

Accessible Learning 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

The Tutoring and Learning Centre
(416) 415-5000 ext 5743
katharine.wrobel@georgebrown.ca 

Library Learning Commons
(416) 415-5000 ext 8255
Located in Room 618

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.