George Brown College and Toronto Public Library Announce New Partnership

June 10, 2019 | Media Relations

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George Brown College (GBC) and Toronto Public Library (TPL) have taken an important step in forging a new kind of partnership that will benefit students, library customers and all Torontonians.

The organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding that lays the groundwork to create more access to enhanced learning opportunities. This working relationship will allow GBC and TPL to exchange expertise and develop collaborative programming. GBC is the first college to sign this type of agreement with TPL.

“George Brown College and Toronto Public Library are both city builders committed to creating lifelong learning opportunities,” said Rick Huijbregts, Vice-President, Strategy and Innovation, George Brown College. “This partnership is a great opportunity for our two institutions to learn from each other, collaborate and share our resources to better serve our students and the city of Toronto.”  

This partnership is still in the early stages, and both organizations will share exciting developments as they emerge. 

“Our partnership with George Brown College means Torontonians will have more access to relevant, exciting lifelong learning opportunities. We’re looking forward to collaborating with GBC and sharing developments with library customers and all Torontonians,” said Vickery Bowles, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library.

About Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Last year, we had more than 17 million visits to our branches and 29 million virtual visits. Torontonians borrowed 30 million items in branches and online. To learn more, visit, call Answerline at 416-393-7131 or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to email updates.

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, and provides housing at its student residence, The George, which opened in September 2016. George Brown offers 162 full-time programs and 194 continuing education certificates/designations across a wide variety of professions to a student body of nearly 29,000 (full-time enrolment) students, including 17 per cent international students; and over 67,000 continuing education registrants. Students can earn certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates, apprenticeships and degrees. 




Media contacts:


Jodi Serwatuk

George Brown College

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416-415-5000 ext. 3767


Ana-Maria Critchley

Toronto Public Library

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