TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - George Brown College will help revitalize
Toronto's waterfront with a new state-of-the art campus, announced Waterfront
Toronto, the agency responsible for transforming the city's lakefront.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Ontario Minister of Energy and
Infrastructure George Smitherman, and Toronto Mayor David Miller, joined
Waterfront Toronto and George Brown College officials in making the
"George Brown College will join Waterfront Toronto's revitalization
efforts and its new campus will be a cornerstone of the East Bayfront
community," said Mark Wilson, Waterfront Toronto Chairman.
The new campus, slated to open in 2011, will house the college's Centre
for Health Sciences, its first student residences and a recreational complex.
The waterfront campus will be located on a 0.83 hectare (two-acre) parcel of
land located on the south side of Queens Quay Boulevard between Lower Jarvis
and Lower Sherbourne Streets.
"George Brown officials had been looking for the right location to expand
its Centre for Health Sciences and residence for several years, and situating
the new campus along the waterfront and in the process helping Waterfront
Toronto regenerate the area was an easy decision," said George Brown College
President Anne Sado. "This new campus is fundamental to helping us better
support the career aspirations of students across the GTA and meet employers'
growing demand for workplace-ready graduates. To be able to achieve those
goals in a green community built with high design standards that provides
fantastic parks and surrounding infrastructure will help us create the kind of
campus neighbourhood we want our students to experience," added Sado.
"George Brown students will help create a vibrant lakeshore community.
East Bayfront will come alive with the student population living, working and
socializing during the day, and in the evenings all year round," said Wilson.
"A post secondary institution is a cornerstone of Waterfront Toronto's East
Bayfront master plan and we are pleased to welcome a progressive institution
like George Brown College," added Wilson.
"Visible progress on the waterfront is becoming a reality. Today's
announcement about George Brown College is just one of many exciting
developments taking root as we revitalize the lakeshore," said Wilson.
Construction is well underway on Toronto Economic Development
Corporation's First Waterfront Place, the future home of Corus Entertainment
Inc. which is also located in East Bayfront. Next month, Waterfront Toronto
cuts the ribbon on the new Spadina Head of Slip, and this fall infrastructure
construction begins in East Bayfront. In 2009, construction begins on two
showcase new parks, Sherbourne Park and Sugar Beach as well as on the new
water's edge promenade.
The Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto
created Waterfront Toronto to oversee and lead the renewal of Toronto's
waterfront. Public accessibility, design excellence, sustainable development,
economic development and fiscal sustainability are the key drivers of
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