Walkerville Collegiate Institute Renovation

The 100 year old Walkerville Collegiate Institute building is undergoing a large-scale renovation.

Built in 1922 for - what at the time was an incredible - $600,000.00, the GECDSB is investing nearly $10 million of its renewal budget into this project. Work being done includes extensive work on the exterior masonry  and limestone facade as well as:

  • Window Replacement – Removal and replacement of existing exterior windows and door frames 
  • Water Service Installation and Coal Bunker  – installing a new 6” domestic water pipe (from the city-owned watermain to the school supply (inside the coal bunker).  Fill coal bunker.  Removal of water storage tanks and existing mechanical and electrical conduits.
  • New Music and Dance Room (CRA 120 and 121) – Fill in the existing pool and convert the space into the new dance and music room.   Create a new dressing room (to the left of the pool area) and new music practice room and storage spaces (to the right of the pool area).
  • Library Renovations – Remove existing mezzanine, wall/lockers.  Create quiet study areas, small offices, library circulation desks, conference room, and IT closet, upgrades to heating/cooling/ventilation, lighting and electrical upgrades, new reflective ceiling, floor, painting of walls.
  • Cafeteria Renovations – Window Replacement, Relocation of water fountain with bottle filler, floor replacement, new reflective ceilings, new rooftop Air Cooling Condensers, new light fixtures, painting walls
  • New Theatre Arts Room (CR 110) – Remove and replacement of existing millwork, upgrades to power i.e. receptacles & data outlets, repair damaged floor,
  • New Vocal Room and Office: Convert existing vocal coach room & practice rooms to a new vocal room and vocal office. New flooring, ceiling, upgrades to the HVAC, new lighting, power, painting walls
  • New Room: Convert existing dance room to a new classroom.
  • Science Room Drain Upgrade: New chemical neutralization tank, control panel, connection to existing sanitary stack and vent stack,  new faucets, relocation of existing hand sanitizer dispenser
  • Custodial Room Renovations – new floor layouts, plumbing, HVAC, lighting, and Power for 6 custodial rooms and creating mechanical rooms.
  • Gym Unit – A new Ventilation unit for gym and associated ductwork and structural support frame work. 
Photo Gallery: Walkerville Renovation will appear here on the public site.