This project is one of two transformative redevelopments, at the York School’s Junior and Senior Campuses, that radically improved the quality and character of their highly constrained, downtown Toronto sites.
The Junior Campus, housing students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5, features bright, contemporary spaces flooded with natural light and a variety of unique views to enrich the emotional and physical well-being of students and faculty. Among them, the Living Room, the Library, the Dining Hall and Gymnasium are rich, adaptable spaces that welcome formal and informal social and sporting events for students, staff, parents and community members at large. Innovative planning locates classrooms around a central hall, which not only serves as cloakroom but informal teaching area and alternate play space during inclement weather.
Reconfigured plans use interstitial spaces like corridors, hallways and common areas with transient identities to increase informal learning spaces without losing formal teaching spaces.
36,500 sq. ft.