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September 17, 2009 | Jim Wilkes | Toronto Star
"George Brown's new campus will be "an icon on the waterfront," says college president Anne Sado.
The downtown college announced yesterday it would break ground next month on the $175 million first phase of the project.
"If you create a space that students are excited to go to, that makes a difference," Sado said of the colourful glass, wood and metal buildings – depicted in preliminary designs rolled out yesterday – that will rise along the south side of Queens Quay between Lower Sherbourne and Lower Jarvis Sts.
There will eventually be 3,500 full-time and 1,000 part-time students on the campus, which will house the dental, nursing, health service management, and health and wellness programs.
(Students in those programs now study at several campuses and satellite locations across the city.)
Sado said the new campus would also draw the public to its food and retail outlets and "make the waterfront a vibrant location where a lot of people come every day."
The new campus will be situated beside a huge park to be developed at the foot of Lower Sherbourne.
"We're here to serve students and create an incredible learning environment," Sado explained. "If you train health professionals in silos, they will work in silos when they get out into practice. We've been trying to change that. ...
"It's going to be a hallmark. ... it's going to be a learning neighbourhood on the waterfront." "
Toronto Star, Jim Wilkes, September 17th 2009