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 Senior Campus, housing students from Grade 6 to Grade 12, 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. A series of phased alterations yield a newly renovated main entrance and lobby, a large Learning Commons with fireplace, a feature staircase with a spacious landing for informal performances and presentations, a café and lounge for student dining, a fitness centre, music and band studio, computer and science labs, administrative offices and meeting rooms, a wellness centre for resource workers, as well as multiple technology-enabled classrooms.
Reconfigured plans use interstitial spaces like corridors, hallways and common areas with transient identities to increase informal learning spaces without losing formal teaching spaces.
53,000 sq. ft.