St. Michael’s College School Centre for the Arts

Toronto, Ontario

Client

  • St. Michael’s College School

Project Size

  • 23,000 sq. ft.

Completion Date

  • December 2009

The new Centre for the Arts, part of the school’s major expansion and renovation program, provides a new theatre auditorium accommodating 440 seats. The auditorium space is designed for the teaching and performance of both music and drama and includes a full-size stage that can accommodate the school band, an orchestra pit for theatre productions, a unique tension grid catwalk structure for stage lighting access, and a multi-functional lobby overlooking a landscaped courtyard.

The project provides a greater presence for the school on Bathurst Street through the incorporation of a large bay window off of the lobby that overlooks the street, as well as several marquees and other signage that announce the centre to the neighbourhood.