With the city of Toronto continuing to grow in population, the city will grow vertically, meaning the need for this type of education/community facility will be vital.
The creation of this new $60M split public/Catholic elementary school, community centre and daycare is all-in-one hub that will foster both social and educational activities while meeting an unprecedented need in Toronto. Located at Spadina Avenue and Fort York Boulevard, the project will address the need to have a near-by school for the thousands of families living in and around the condo towers at City Place. It will be a complex and ground-breaking project for the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board, and the Toronto Catholic District School Board that integrates recreation facilities with education, creating an all-in-one social space for this vertical community that lacks these facilities. The building will contain various recreation rooms including a dance studio, practice kitchen, outdoor classroom, indoor playground, green roof with a large lobby connecting the spaces. The C-shaped facility will be the focal point of the community by creating both a social space for people to interact and a formal space for people taking classes and attending school. With the city of Toronto continuing to grow in population, the city will grow vertically, meaning the need for this type of education/community facility will be vital.