Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Regent Park community to benefit from fashion industry skills training

George Brown College to launch new fashion hub 

TORONTO, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - George Brown College will officially launch a new fashion hub in Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood aimed at delivering fashion skills training to youth and immigrants, and production services to support local fashion businesses. The "Fashion Exchange" is a collaborative space where fashion, education and industry are linked together in one location.

George Brown will be joined by representatives from the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, The Daniels Corporation, Toronto Community Housing, The R. Howard Webster Foundation, JP Morgan Chase and The State Street Foundation, along with community members and supporters, at an event on March 29, 2016 to celebrate the grand opening of Fashion Exchange.

Interviews can be arranged with speakers and George Brown College representatives.  

WHAT:  Launch of George Brown College's new Fashion Exchange

WHERE: The Fashion Exchange, 63 Regent Park Blvd., Toronto

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 29 at 2 p.m.

WHO:  George Brown College, partners and community members, including:

  • Anne Sado, President, George Brown College
  • Marilyn McNeil-Morin, Chair, George Brown School of Fashion Studies
  • Jennifer Baird, President, Stitch It
  • David Rawlings, CEO, JPMorgan Chase Canada
  • Students from the Ontario Youth Skills Connections program

Media Details: 
The event is open to media but space is limited. Please RSVP to Cheryl Switzer at cswitzer@georgebrown.ca   or 416-415, 5000, ext. 4791

Media Parking Directions:
The Fashion Exchange is located just south of Dundas between Sumach and Sackville. Paid public parking is available underneath Daniels Spectrum, accessible from Sackville St. and under the Fashion Exchange at 170 Sumach.

About George Brown College
Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. The college offers programs from its three campuses located across the downtown core, including its newest location at the Toronto waterfront, which opened in September 2012. George Brown offers 149 full-time programs and 224 continuing education certificates/ across a wide variety of professions to a student body of over 28,000 (full-time enrolment) students, including over 3,500 international students; and over 64,000 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, postgraduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees. www.georgebrown.ca

SOURCE George Brown College



For further information: Joyann Callender, George Brown College, Office: 416-415-5000 ext. 3159, Cell: 647-988-0306, jcallender3@georgebrown.ca


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