In Spring 2020 community consultations were held regarding the accommodation of Regina Mundi and Dante Alighieri students during the upcoming redevelopment.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19 on school operations, the options previously presented are no longer available for the following reasons:
A. Monsignor Fraser (Norfinch): This previously presented relocation option is no longer available to accommodate the Dante Alighieri school community, as it now serves as the administration site of the St. Anne Catholic Academy, Virtual School of Learning.
B. Remaining on Site: Numerous considerations were expressed about the health and safety of students and staff while remaining on site during construction. Due to the pandemic, health and safety considerations are heightened by the need to maintain social distancing as best as possible. The impact on reduced use of site space, and the need for shared space between schools increases the instances of direct contact between students of both schools.
C. Don Bosco: The previously presented option at the former Don Bosco school remains the only viable option to accommodate Dante students during redevelopment.
Here are the latest updates and information regarding the new construction at Dante Alighieri Academy Catholic Secondary School.
February 2022 - Site plans and drawings
August 17, 2021: Please review the Good Neighbour Policy letter regarding Dante Alighieri's relocation to the Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School site, effective September 2021.
February 2020: A Community consultation was held February 10 with members of the Dante Alighieri and Regina Mundi school communities to review redevelopment construction plans and related accommodation options.
January 2020: The staff report “2020-2021 School Relocations Plan” was presented at the January 16 TCDSB Corporate Services Committee Meeting. The report included information about the construction of a new school for the Dante Alighieri community and a potential relocation option.
December 2019: The LDC is awaiting response from Ministry for approval of Space Plan Template.
September 2019: A visioning session with consultants took place on August 20, 2019 and the first Local Design Committee (LDC) meeting is scheduled for October 15, 2019. It is anticipated that a second LDC meeting will be scheduled in late November 2019 in order to sign off on the design.
May 2019: This multi stage project will require student relocation, a retrofit of the existing Dante Alighiery to accomodate an elementary school with new child care, followed by demolition of the existing Regina Mundi Catholic School and Good Shepherd building, and finally the construction of a new Dante Alighieri Academy Catholic Secondary School.
September 2018: Completion of the feasibility study is on schedule, anticipated in late fall. A public presentation to the school community is scheduled for October 2, 2018.
June 2018: The Capital Department has begun work on the redevelopment of the Dante Alighieri/Regina Mundi campus:
May 2018: a contract was awarded to CS&P Architects Inc. to carry out a feasibility study/cost benefit analyses of various site development options that incorporate lands occupied by Dante Alighieri Academy, Regina Mundi School and the former Sisters of the Good Sheppard;
June 2018: In-person Community Consultation with staff, parents, and neighbours of both schools, with opportunity to provide additional feedback online.
Project Type: Replacement School
Anticipated Occupancy: September 2, 2025
Service Quality Supervisor: H. Amaral (West Sec.) C
Project Supervisor: L. Silva
Architect: CS&P Architects
Contractor: To be determined.