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Building Together News

Check back often for news about the Building Together project. Here we will share exciting campaign and construction updates, as well as important logistical information for families.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - Moving out of the Office Building

After March Break the Office Building (658 Broadview Ave.) will no longer be in use.

In preparation for the first phase of the Building Together project, all staff will be moved out of the office building, 658 Broadview Ave., during March Break.

After March Break (March 28th):

  • Regular drop off and pick up will continue on Broadview Avenue from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please check in through Barb's new office in 660 Broadview Avenue (Hubbard House).
  • During the school day from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., pick up and drop off will only take place at 4 Montcrest Blvd. (Livingston House). This includes students leaving for appointments, illness etc. This will ensure students remain safe while there is construction traffic on the Broadview driveway.
  • The Tuck Shop will remain closed until March 31st. The Tuck Shop will re-open on Monday, April 3rd in the Aftercare room, in the basement of 4 Montcrest Blvd. Tuck Shop hours will remain the same.
  • Barb Moore will move in to Mr. Borsten's office in 660 Broadview Ave.
  • Mr. Borsten's office is now located in the lower level of the Senior building, 650 Broadview Ave.
  • The following staff members will be located in 664 Broadview Ave.:
    • Mr. Thompson
    • Maggie Zegas-Tepper
    • The Advancement Offices - Mr. Dilworth, Ms. Gray, Ms. Dalley and Ms. Bax
    • The Finance Offices – Ms. Waisberg, Ms. Bissada, and Ms. Yardley
    • Michèle Andrews
  • The planters along the Broadview driveway will have been removed to allow for the movement of trucks during construction.
  • Mr. Blakey will be working on his research project from home.

Thank you for your support and patience during this exciting time of transformation for Montcrest.

Questions?

Email buildingtogether@montcrest.on.ca with any questions regarding the building project.

Friday, February 24, 2017 - Progress Update

All phases of this project have been thoughtfully planned to ensure students are able to safely navigate the campus and that the project creates minimal disruption. The safety and learning experience of our students will remain our primary concern.

The first tenders were sent out January 20th and have continued until mid-February. This short timeframe will help us more closely monitor costs. We hope to have all responses back from tenders by the return of March Break.

The Building Together campaign is well underway, and we are very grateful for the strong support our community has provided. Through financial commitments to the school from generous donors we have reached just over $7 million.

Phase 1: All office staff and the Tuck Shop will be moved out of 658 Broadview Ave.

Rawlinson Moving & Storage Ltd. has been selected as the company to assist with the move.

Starting March 2, all staff in 658 Broadview (main office building) will be packing up. Their move to 664 Broadview will occur over March Break.

The Tuck Shop will be moved from 658 Broadview Ave to the basement of 4 Montcrest Blvd., currently the Aftercare room. This space will be shared during the building project. The Tuck Shop will be closed from Monday March 6th until Friday March 31st.

Aftercare will continue to use the front desk at 4 Montcrest Blvd. for pick up and will continue to have access to Danson House spaces such as the Learning Commons and drama studio.

Barb Moore will move in to Mr. Borsten's office in 660 Broadview Ave.

Mr. Borsten's office will move down one floor to the lower level of 660 Broadview.

After March Break:

Regular drop off and pick up will continue on Broadview Avenue from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Please check in through Barb's new office in 660 Broadview Avenue (Hubbard House). 
During the school day from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., pick up and drop off will only take place at 4 Montcrest Blvd. (Livingston House). This will ensure students remain safe while there is construction traffic on the Broadview driveway.

The Tuck Shop will be located in the basement of 4 Montcrest Blvd. in the Aftercare room after April 3rd.

You will notice the planters in the Broadview driveway will have been removed to allow for the movement of trucks during construction.

Questions?

Email buildingtogether@montcrest.on.ca with any questions regarding the building project.

 

Friday, October 28, 2016 - Project passes City of Toronto Committee of Adjustments

This month, the Building Together project gained approval from the Committee of Adjustments! Next week our consultants will be meeting with representatives of the city to discuss the building permit and site plan approval. We know that we have a few minor adjustments to make to secure our building permit and site plan approval, and we anticipate that we will have dealt with those soon. Once we have received all city planning approvals we will move toward tendering.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Progress Update

Over the last few months we have made some very exciting progress on the Building Together project. Through financial commitments to the school from generous donors we have reached $6.4 million of our $9 million goal!

We continue to work through the approval process with the city and anticipate receiving our Notice of Conditions by the end of December. We then expect to receive the building permit by the middle of January. We will begin tendering in the first weeks of January and will proceed to award contracts.

Throughout the project, the safety and learning experience of our students will remain our primary concern. Montcrest School, our Board of Governors, and construction company have developed a detailed plan to ensure students are able to safely navigate the campus and that the project creates minimal disruption. More communications will follow in the New Year.

Phase 1

We have begun to interview movers who will move all staff located in 658 Broadview Ave. (the office building) into 664 Broadview Ave. over March Break. After March Break, normal pick up and drop off will still occur. However, students who arrive late or are picked up early will go through Hubbard House, 660 Broadview Ave., where Barb will be located. Further logistical details will be shared closer to this time. 

Phase 2

In the second phase of the project, hoarding will go up around 658 Broadview Ave. We anticipate this will occur in early May. To learn more about the phasing of the Building Together project, please visit our visual timeline here. 

Any questions or concerns about the Building Together project can be emailed to buildingtogether@montcrest.on.ca

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Building Together Information Night

The Building Together Information Session provided parents more information and an opportunity to ask questions about the project.

Monday, September 12, 2016 - Community Open House

Montcrest held an Open House to share plans for the building project with our neighbours and local community. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Official Campaign Launch

On this day we shared our exciting news with all current parents, students and alumni! 

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