Downtown Barrie location

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

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

Amenities at 5 Ross St. include:

  • 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

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

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact information

Gay Ainsworth – Site Administrator, Design and Visual Arts

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, the downtown location has 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.