Canoe Landing Project

Jean Lumb Public School

ZAS Architects Inc./Plompmozes

Canoe Landing Project

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) partnered with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) and City of Toronto to build a vibrant multi-use facility in the Railway Lands, located west of Spadina, south of Fort York Boulevard, north of the Gardiner Expressway and adjacent to Canoe Landing Park.

The facility includes:

  • TDSB - Jean Lumb Public School, serving 550 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • TCDSB - Bishop Macdonell Catholic Elementary School, serving 550 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • City of Toronto - Canoe Landing Community & Recreation Centre and child care centre

This multi-use facility represents a unique opportunity to fulfill the educational, social and recreational needs of a high-density urban neighbourhood.

A little bit of history

In 1994, the City of Toronto signed an agreement with the Canadian National Railways (CN). This agreement allowed the City to collect revenue from new developments in the Railway Land area in order to fund the construction of a community centre, child care centre and two elementary schools.

An agreement between the City of Toronto, the TDSB and TCDSB established that both boards will lease the land from the City.