Toronto Montessori School (Bayview Campus)
Farrow Partners was engaged to undertake master plans for the two TMS campuses, which house the junior school at Bayview Avenue and the middle and senior school at the Elgin Mills Campus.
The master planning process occurred through initial Common Ground and Critical Eye sessions followed by three charrettes that involved wide faculty and Board participation.
The challenge was to match TMS’s academic vision and aspirations with its existing older facilities while providing a new entry face to its Bayview junior school campus, including: a central flexible atrium; leadership, advancement, and admission functions; multi-use performance space and athletics centre. The project was shaped so as to meet fundraising requirements while minimizing operational impacts on daily school operations during implementation.
The team also looked at how the existing school corridors and classrooms could be refreshed in a practical way while also expressing TMS’s values and creating consistency to the campus which was built over numerous years and architectural styles.
Farrow was also engaged to complete the first phase of the Bayview Campus project which includes a new entrance, atrium, advancement and heads offices, double gym and related support areas, all surrounding a number of new garden and courtyard areas.