After completing a feasibility study to review the options to replace the existing King City Public School (which accommodated 325 students in an aging building), approval was given to proceed with a new building in its place that would accommodate 458 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
The floor plan was based on the prototype that the York Region District School Board had developed for their new elementary schools, with some modifications to suit the specific program for the school which included four Kindergarten classrooms, sixteen classrooms, a library, one special education room, as well as a double gym and stage.
Situated on a beautiful 12 acre site in the heart of King Township, the school overlooks adjacent rolling farm land and includes wetlands that fall under the jurisdiction of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Every effort was made to reduce any impact to the mature existing landscape and wetlands, both in the design of the redeveloped site and during construction. Preservation measures included relocating a number of very mature trees and maintaining existing bioswales.
Project completed under Certificate of Practice issued to Robertson Simmons architects inc. prior to firm name change to MartinSimmons Architects Inc.
York Region District School Board
57,200 sq. ft.
King City ON