Facilities

At Trinity College School, we are committed to continual evaluation and improvement of our academic facilities. Whether it be major projects such as renovating and modernizing science labs, or refurbishing classrooms, there is careful thought and consideration to the process of upgrading our facilities. To view a listing of all our facilities, click here

A commitment has been made to bring each classroom into the electronic world by providing total network coverage with wireless connectivity, SmartBoard technologies and improved presentation capabilities with projection units – each of which blends seamlessly into each classroom. These technologies provide each our teachers with a broad range of opportunities to deliver course material in different and innovative ways.

Cirne Hall

Opened in November 2015, Cirne Hall includes the Senior School library, guidance, academic support and administration areas, as well as a welcoming main entrance and a large, open area – Cirne Commons – at the heart of the School. The commons area acts as a "living room" to the School, with a massive fireplace inviting students and staff to spend time relaxing, reading and socializing. It is also the site of large and small-group activities, from classes to bake sales, and from university visits to student classwork on display.

Library

Our centrally located Senior School library is a spacious facility of more than 740 square metres and was renovated and re-opened in 2015 as part of the Cirne Hall construction project. A librarian and two library assistants are available to help students and support teachers by offering instruction in locating relevant, quality resources. The library is open seven days a week; teachers and stewards (student volunteers) supervise the library during evenings and on weekends.

The library’s collection of almost 10,000 volumes includes materials from all areas of study. Hundreds of fiction, non-fiction and reference books are added to the collection each year. The library subscribes to 30 print journals and magazines, as well as a comprehensive selection of electronic databases, providing access to thousands of journal articles and quality Internet resources. These databases are available on and off campus through an intranet site, updated frequently to ensure that every area of the curriculum is being met.

The library uses an integrated system to catalogue and circulate materials; students can search the catalogue, renew materials they have checked out, and place holds for books online. Additional resources include eight computer workstations, two printer/photocopiers and a scanner. Library programs include weekly and monthly book clubs, author visits, frequent contests and more. Student suggestions for new books and innovative programmes are welcome and encouraged.

LeVan Hall

In September 2002 the completion of LeVan Hall meant a new era of architecture and increased capacity for learning at TCS. The impressive theatre and music building continues to be a focal point on campus. While preserving the School's unique architectural heritage, LeVan Hall incorporates the latest communication and presentation technologies giving Trinity College School resources unmatched by any other independent school in Canada:

  • Renovated in 2010 to convert the academic hall into a state-of-the-art performing arts theatre, the Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre now includes additional seating, improved sightlines for the audience and enhancements to the acoustical and lighting systems.
  • Five sophisticated classrooms with the latest technology, including wireless LAN access and video-conferencing capability, provide TCS students with unparalleled learning opportunities within a technology based setting.
  • With three principal rehearsal rooms, a computerized lab for composition and eight private practice studios, the School's exceptional music program has access to enviable resources. 
  • A drama classroom accomodates the School's increasingly popular drama program and the curriculum's inclusion of technological aspects such as lighting, sound and special effects. The space is also dual-purpose; with a 2,000 square foot sprung floor, it functions as a dance studio.
  • The R. Samuel McLaughlin Art Gallery, located in the foyer of LeVan Hall, showcases the outstanding artwork of TCS students.

Visual Arts Wing

Opened in the fall of 2011 and located between LeVan Hall and the Ernest Howard Squash Courts, the nearly 10,000 square feet visual arts wing is designed to include several “green” building features and will consist of two studios on the main level, with additional studio and classroom space on the lower level.

Studio and art history courses have been offered for more than three decades in an adapted and limited space in the Junior School’s Boulden House. However, with the completion of the visual arts wing, teachers and students will have access to purpose built studio and teaching spaces, nearly 60% larger than the current studio space.

Observatory & Telescope

In the fall of 2003, Trinity College School became home to a brand new space observatory and telescope that launched a new era of space study and star gazing at the School. Science teachers John Anderson and Scott Taylor oversaw the entire observatory project from its inception through many approval and design processes, to the completed structure that exists today.

The Anne Currie Observatory and telescope are used by TCS students for a variety of space-oriented projects. Students can make high-resolution maps of the moon and capture images of major nebulas, star clusters and planetary images. They can also track comets and search for asteroids. In addition to incorporating the technology into student work, the telescope is often open for star gazing events to amateur astronomers and members of the community.