Georgian College has chosen its preferred location to move several hundred Design and Visual Arts students into Barrie’s downtown core.
The 17,000 square-foot building at 56 Bayfield St., Unit 101, will open in September. (While the property has a Bayfield address, the building actually faces Ross Street.) It will be home to approximately 250 students in all years of Georgian’s Digital Photography and Imaging, Digital Video, Graphic Design and Graphic Design Production programs.
The choice of location follows a full review by Georgian. Seven submissions were received in response to an RFP issued in fall 2016. A committee of faculty, administrative staff, engineers and architects toured and assessed four short-listed sites over several months before making this choice.
The choice of site is pending final approval from the provincial government and rezoning by the City of Barrie.