Toronto Montessori Elgin Mills Senior and Middle School Campus
Farrow has begun designing the first phase of expansion of the Toronto Montessori Elgin Mill’s senior and middle school campus. The project includes a new dining hall, kitchen and server, classrooms, staff collaborative areas and related support areas, surrounding a new courtyard.
Internationally recognized since 1961 as Toronto Montessori Schools, TMS selected Farrow to create a Facilities Development Master Plan for their two campus locations in Richmond Hill in 2017. Farrow’s strategic design process was aligned with Montessori values that include purpose-focused inquiry, critical thinking and active, experiential learning.
The larger master plan for the Elgin Mills Senior school campus, a building of less than ten years old, needed a number of programmatic changes to advance the school’s strategic objectives based on “delivering a seamless, internationally acclaimed educational experience that inspires and challenges students to discover the best of who they are and to achieve their full potential.”
The second phase will include a new student common, theatre, collaboration space for faculty and students; new main entry; fitness centre; learning spaces and administrative support areas.