George Brown College is poised to transform Toronto’s skyline with the construction of a tall-wood, mass-timber, net-zero carbon emissions building called Limberlost Place.

Limberlost Place, a 10-storey structure on the Waterfront Campus, will be the first institutional building of its kind in Ontario.

The building will be a model of mass-timber construction and eco-friendly design. Limberlost Place will harness green energy from the surrounding environment using solar chimneys, rooftop photovoltaics and deep-water cooling. 

Other highlights include: 

  • Made in Canada: All mass timber components are sourced nationally. 
  • Net-zero ready: Limberlost Place will be net zero carbon emissions. 
  • Living lab: Students will learn in and from the facility and the innovative techniques and materials used to construct it.  
  • Centre for research and innovation: Limberlost Place will house the Brookfield Sustainability Institute (BSI) where students, community partners and industry can connect to develop solutions to problems caused by accelerating climate change. 

Limberlost Place is expected to be completed by September 2024 and will welcome students into the building in January 2025.