Leo Baeck Day School
Leo Baeck Day School
Leo Baeck Day School
Leo Baeck Day School
Leo Baeck Day School

Leo Baeck Day School

Toronto, Ontario

Client

  • Leo Baeck Day School

Project Size

  • 25,180 sq. ft.

Completion Date

  • September 2012

CS&P Architects were retained in August 2011 to redesign and completely transform an existing 1970’s Toronto District School Board School into a new JK-8 independent Jewish school, with a very different curriculum and program requirements.

New spaces included conversion of a cafeteria to a chapel and divisible multi-purpose room, a new science lab, art room, kindergartens and primary school, library as well as enlarged office spaces. The key design initiatives included significantly increasing the natural light throughout the school, simplifying and enhancing circulation and wayfinding, and building ‘smart’ by strategically deciding where the limited budget should best be spent or saved through, where possible, selective re-use.