Etobicoke Learning for Life: Post-scondary colleges and universities
Within a one-hour drive, Scarborough & Toronto residents have access to eight universities and eight technical colleges for formal or continuing education. Here are the closest:
Centennial College, Scarborough
416-289-5000 or 1-800-268-4419 (Ontario toll-free)
P.O. Box 631, Station A
Canada M1K 5E9
Centennial College is Ontario’s first community college, established in 1966, primarily serving the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area through four campuses and seven satellite locations. Centennial ahas 14,000 full-time students and 28,000 in continueing education courses. Almost 100 ethno cultural groups are represented and 80 languages are spoken on campus.
This college has several campuses around Scarbrough, including Morningside, Progress, Sshnotnbee, and in East York. They have programs in business, communication arts, community and consumer services, engineering technology, health and transportation, including some co-op programs.
University of Toronto
The historic St. George campus is in the heart of downtown Toronto, and mixes Gothic architecture with sleek ultra-modernism cshowcasing both its heritage (since 1827) and its leading-edge focus.
St. George’s location provides a rich cultural context for a myriad of learning options. Four first-entry undergraduate faculties (Arts & Science, Applied Science & Engineering, Music and Physical Education & Health), seven Arts & Science colleges and a number of professional faculties call St. George their home and students across each discipline have a role to play, both inside and outside the classroom.
University of Toronto - Scarborough Campus
U of T Scarborough (UTSC) hosts the University’s 72 different Co-op programs (offering degree plus professional work) campus, is located 22 km from Toronto city centre, and the campus provides an an environment of woodlands and fields to its 10,000 students.
UTSC’s business administration program is one of the most competitive undergraduate management programs and also is the only Ontario campus offering an integrated degree in arts management, drama, music, studio art and art history.
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, M5B 2K3
Main Number: 416-979-5000
Ryerso's 21 acre downtown campus offers programs in Busness Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology, and Retail Management. Its Arts Fuculty offers programs in Criminal Justice, Geographic Analysis, International Economics and Finance, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology, and Undeclared Arts.
4700 Keele Street,
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
York is now Canada's third largest university, with almost 50,000 students and 7,000 staff and faculty spread over two campuses. The university offers 5,000 courses offered through York's 10 faculties: Arts; Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies; Education; Environmental Studies; Fine Arts; Glendon; Graduate Studies; Osgoode Hall Law School; Schulich School of Business; and Science & Engineering. The university has 225 student clubs and organizations; two student-run publications and three broadcast programs; two art galleries; 33 on-campus eateries; a retail mall, plus 29 interuniversity sport teams and 35 intramural sport leagues.
York isserved by the Hwy 407 Express GO Bus Service: Hamilton - Burlington - Oakville - Toronto - Bramalea - York University Common - Thornhill - Mount Joy - Scarborough - Pickering - Oshawa
George Brown - The City College
P.O. Box 1015, Station B,
Toronto, M5T 2T9
416-415-2000 or 1-800-265-2002 Toll-free
George Brown has 7 degrees and 150 full-time programs in Health & Community Services, Business, Arts & Design, Construction & Engineering Technologies, and Hospitality & Culinary Arts.
George Brown has five campuses, at Yorkville (Yorkville & Belair), Casa Loma (Davenport & Kendal), St James (King St E & Frderick), Ryerson U (Gerrard & Mutal), and the Young centre for the Performing Arts (Parliament & Mill) serving has 14,000 full-time students and 50,000 continuing education students/
Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto M5T 1V4
416-596-3101 or 1-800-387-9066 Toll Free
Michener started in 1958 as Toronto Institute of Medical Technology and has been in its current lcoation since 1972. It offers post-secondary diplomaa and certificates in Cardiovascular Perfusion, Diagnostic Cytology, Genetics Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Podiatric Medicine (Chiropody), Respiratory Therapy, Ultrasound, and Nucleur Medicine.
OCAD University (formerly Ontario College of Art & Design)
100 McCaul Street (at Dundas St W)
Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Around since 1876 as the first school in Canada dedicated exclusively to the education of professional artists in fine and commercial art, OCAD has granted degrees since 2002, OCAD is now a full-fledged University with bachelors and masters programs.
Its downtown location and the iconic Sharp Centre for Design building provide a creative enbironment for its 2600 full-time and 800 part-time students.
U of T - University of St. Michael's College
Started in 1852, St Michael’s College began by providing Catholic theological education, and in 1952 became a part of the University of Tornto, and has grown to today enrolling 4200 full-time students. St. Michael's is one of the oldest and most distinctive of the seven colleges on the University of Toronto's downtown campus. It offers students full access to the complete range of courses offered by the U of T, as well as the College's own unique academic programs.
205 Humber College
Toronto, ON M9W 6V3
The Humber North Campus is home to more than 10,000 full-time students, over 1,000 of them living on campus and over 50,000 part-time students. The campus include restaurants, coffee shops, a student centre, areas of parkland and the Humber Arboretum, a bookstore, computer labs and a large library and media facilities. It also offers access to a full athletic centre with indoor pool and saunas. The campus is home to several centres of excellence including: The Digital Imaging Training Centre, the Ontario Post-Production Training Centre, The Canadian Plastics Training Centre, the English Language Centre, the innovative clinical lab, and Compass Group Canada Culinary Arts Demonstration Theatre and Kitchen Lab.
University of Guelph Humber
205 Humber College Blvd
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7
The University of Guelph-Humber combines the rich academic tradition of the University of Guelph and the professional, training excellence of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Humber) by enabling students to earn a university honours degree and a college diploma after four years of full-time study. The University of Guelph-Humber community is comprised of a diverse and vibrant population of approximately 2,210 students. The University of Guelph-Humber building boasts a stunning-four storey atrium.
Sheridan College Institute Of Technology & Advanced Learning (Davis Campus)
905-459-7533 Main Switchboard
7899 McLaughlin Rd S
Located at Steeles and McLaughlin Road, close to downtown Brampton
Brampton, ON L6V 1G6
Established in 1967, Sheridan's main campus is located in Oakville, and provides a variety of education and training opportunities with more than 68 programs in business, animation (considered the "Harvard of Animation"), education, information technologies, engineering, music theatre, social sciences and technical fields. Sheridan provides education to 14,000 full time post secondary students and 37,000 continuing education students. On average 88% of graduates find work, and 32 programs have a 100% employment rate.