George Brown College
CONTEXT Situated within Toronto’s evolving East Bayfront neighbourhood at Queens Quay East and Jarvis, the George Brown College Waterfront Campus contains 31,500m2 of space and serves approximately 4,000 students and staff. As the home of the college’s Centre for Health Studies, the Waterfront Campus has been designed to foster a collaborative environment of learning amongst multiple healthcare disciplines. A CATALYST FOR WATERFRONT REVITALIZATION The George Brown College Waterfront College embodies many of the principles of Waterfront Toronto’s overall vision of incorporation design excellence, being at the forefront of sustainability and reinforcing the relationship between the city and the water’s edge. Through the accommodation of a wide variety and scale of uses, including major institutional and office uses, a number of mixeduse residential and commercial developments, as well as a network of well-designed public spaces scattered throughout the district, the campus is a major catalytical move in the execution of a larger plan for long-term waterfront revitalization. FOSTERING A NEW MIXED-USE COMMUNITY As one of the first major developments to break ground in the East Bayfront portion of Toronto’s ongoing waterfront revitalization, the George Brown College Waterfront Campus serves as a major anchor that will contribute towards the overall mix of the community once it is complete. Located adjacent to the Corus Quay office and studios, and between the excellent Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Common public spaces, the addition of a large daily influx of students to the regular mix of office workers, tourists, and local residents creates an ideal setting for mixed-use success, ensuring the neighbourhood is active and vibrant year-round, and providing the mass and concentration of people necessary to allow local business to thrive.
P1, P2: Exterior views of the facade architectural details P3: Interior view of the lake from the study space P4: View from the Sherbourne Common
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