TORONTO, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Campus Living Centres (CLC) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with George Brown College to operate their new, state-of-the-art, waterfront Residence complex. The facility, which will initially be part of the athlete's village of the 2015 Toronto Pan and Parapan Am Games, will house more than 500 students when it opens as a George Brown College residence in the Fall of 2016. The addition of this residence enables the College to extend the George Brown experience beyond the classroom, and further deliver the George Brown standard of excellence.
Gerard Hayes, Director of Student Experience at George Brown, acknowledges that the decision to pursue a professional operator for the management of the new residence was driven by the recognition that this is the first residence at George Brown College, and "Campus Living Centres comes with a breadth and depth of expertise that we wanted to ensure was part of our student experience."
Upon completion of the Pan and Parapan Am Games, work will start on the building to repurpose it into a new student residence with 507 beds. The residence will feature 250 two-bedroom and 7 one-bedroom units, each outfitted with a kitchenette and private bathroom. The residence will also include common rooms, study spaces, and an enhanced security system.
"We are delighted to add George Brown College to our growing list of post-secondary clients, and we look forward to partnering with them to deliver an exceptional student experience that will reflect positively on the College", said Joe Danis, Associate Vice-President at CLC.
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 142 full-time programs and 193 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions to a student body of over 25,800 (full-time enrolment) students, including over 3,500 international students; and over 62,800 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees.
About Campus Living Centres
Recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, Campus Living Centres was founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting post-secondary institutions with the planning, design, financing, and management of student housing. As the largest operator of student housing in Canada, CLC owns and/or manages a portfolio of approximately 20,000 beds. Campus Living Centres' innovative approach to operating student residences ensures that these vital campus assets are delivering the desired financial results, while at the same time enhancing the student experience.
SOURCE Campus Living Centres
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For further information: MEDIA CONTACT: Brian Freeman, Vice-President, Campus Living Centres, e: [email protected], p: 416-738-5998