Georgian to lease space, offer programming through downtown Barrie campus

November 2, 2016

Barrie councillors have told Georgian College that it will receive the final $1.5M of a $5M municipal investment on the condition that it leases space for a downtown campus. The goal of the condition is to have the school provide academic programming in the city’s downtown core through programs such as design and visual arts. Georgian President MaryLynn West-Moynes told Barrie council last week that the school would not expect to keep the $1.5M if it did not meet the council's condition. The college is reportedly seeking out a building that includes a storefront location where students' work can be featured and sold. Programs offered through the campus will include digital photography and imaging, digital video, graphic design and graphic design production. Barrie Examiner