Imagine if an aging or under-utilized non-instructional, or a site already identified on the TDSB’s Capital priorities list could be the focus of an education orientated redevelopment. A school at its core – but a complementary municipal, provincial or not-for-profit partner providing community services, affordable housing, recreation facilities, senior’s care, or a public library. A redeveloped school site doesn’t just have to be a school, it can be an integrated space that maximizes public assets and become destinations that serve students as well as the broader public.

Over the coming year, TLC will continue to refine this self-financing, data driven plan that demonstrates the potential of leveraging the considerable economic and social value of TDSB property assets into new schools and community development opportunities.