New signage for the TCS campus

With the Trinity College School campus enjoying growth with the recent addition of Cirne Hall and the Arnold Massey ’55 Athletic Centre scheduled to open this fall, comes a need to enhance signage to assist visitors in navigating our expansive campus.

Over the past few years, TCS has been working with Entro Communications, a firm specializing in signage strategies and design for the purposes of wayfinding, branding and donor recognition. The goal has been to develop a cohesive family of signage products that will help ensure the easy navigation of campus as well as highlight the incredible history of TCS buildings and their namesakes.

The new interior signage was first debuted with the opening of Cirne Hall in November 2015 and included both wayfinding and donor recognition installations. Last week, another phase of signs was installed and includes exterior building identification signage, pedestrian and vehicular wayfinding and house historical plaques.

This signage initiative was made possible through the generosity of TCS donors with special thanks going to lead donor, Brian Cartwright ’86. The signs installed this month are just one of several phases of new signage to be installed on campus grounds and in campus facilities.

The exterior signs are made to withstand Canadian weather and are designed to mimic the many architectural arches that grace TCS’s campus buildings. The new signs are being welcomed as a beautiful addition to campus, not only offering directional assistance, but providing brief histories on our facilities and the people for whom the buildings are named.

The next phase of signage, to be installed this fall, will include signs to help identify campus entrances; provide guidance to those travelling to campus by vehicle; assist visitors touring campus on foot; as well as offer a variety of different signage applications for the new athletic centre.

Those visiting campus this weekend for the Reunion Weekend celebrations will have the opportunity to view some of the new signs first-hand. Should you wish to view a sampling of the signs, view our New Signage Installation ’17 album.