Downtown Barrie location

The front entrance to the Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts building

Georgian’s new location in downtown Barrie is open!

If you’re a student in one of the following four Design and Visual Arts programs, we’re taking you downtown! Georgian’s newest location is home to approximately 250 students in:

You’ll learn close to professionals in the creative and digital community with great opportunities for work experience and collaboration with experts in your field.

The location

Renovations at the new site at 5 Ross St. include:

  • an exterior facelift
  • state-of-the-art studio, work and learning space
  • high ceilings and lots of light
  • multipurpose open space
  • space to learn, collaborate, create, show – and maybe even sell! – the work you create in class

You’ll continue to have access to everything on the main Barrie Campus too, including student services, athletics, residence, and more.

See below for some frequently asked questions, contact your dean with any other questions you have, or read more about the Sept. 6 official grand opening.

Frequently asked questions

General education and communication classes will be scheduled one day a week on the Barrie Campus.

The downtown location is only four kilometres away. A bus runs twice hourly during the day – taking just 16 minutes. Visit Barrie Transit for information on schedules and fares.

If you drive, Georgian will ensure you only have to pay for parking once using your parking card downtown and at the main campus. The downtown location has both outdoor and underground parking available.

Yes, Georgian will have a security guard on-site as well as indoor and outdoor security lighting and cameras.

You’ll have the same access to the Barrie Campus residence as all other students. Or you may choose to live off-campus closer to downtown. It really is a personal choice – find out more on our residence and housing page.

Keep watching here for updates or contact your dean with any other questions.