George Brown College is a cornerstone of the new East Bayfront community.
George Brown College’s Centre for Health Sciences brings a new centre of excellence for health education and community wellness to East Bayfront. Located on Dockside Drive, with stunning views of Lake Ontario and Sherbourne Common, the campus has 3,500 full-time and 450 continuous learning students. The new campus houses four schools which were formerly spread across a variety of locations. These include the schools of Nursing, Dental Health, Health and Wellness, and Health Services Management.
The new campus provides a unique hands-on learning environment that incorporates both simulation and direct patient care. Designed by Stantec Architecture and KPMB Architects in Joint Venture, the building includes large open areas such as a tall, deep set of stairs that facilitate group discussions and encourage learning outside the classroom.
The campus is also on target to meet LEED Gold certification. Some of the building’s sustainability features include a green roof, alternative fuel stations and energy and water conservation measures which are helping the college significantly reduce its energy usage and water consumption.
Like all new construction in East Bayfront, the campus has raised the bar for excellence in architecture by creating a beautiful and modern learning environment with informal learning spaces, rooftop terraces and a strong relationship to Sherbourne Common and the water’s edge. The building also incorporates the sustainability best practices outlined in Waterfront Toronto’s mandatory green building requirements and is targeting LEED Gold Certification.
Address: 51 Dockside Drive
Location: South of Queens Quay just west of Sherbourne Common
Parking: Underground parking onsite
Public Transportation: TTC Bus Service - 6 Bay from Union Station or 75 Sherbourne
Size: 31,581 square metres (330,000 square feet)
- 8 stories
Construction Team: Ellis Don
View construction photos and renderings of the new waterfront campus.
The Star's Christopher Hume says this is the building that will change everything for the waterfront.
Waterfront residents and visitors will also benefit from the campus. The college offers public access to a broad range of health care services including lower cost health, dental and wellness clinics. The campus bookstore and a food court featuring healthy food options will also be open to the public. To help students and visitors access the campus and other new developments in East Bayfront, the TTC’s 6 Bay bus route has been extended to Lower Sherbourne Street. There will be frequent service south of Union Station to the waterfront with 6 Bay buses running every few minutes during the morning and afternoon rush hour period.