Project Spotlight January 15, 2024

A new higher education building inspires wonder and learning

York University’s School of Continuing Studies is a campus icon.
York University School of Continuing Studies
Toronto, Ontario
120,000 square feet
Designed by

Many students at York University’s School of Continuing Studies commute to classes on evenings and weekends. Adults seeking to further their education, they typically have jobs and children—including some who are recent immigrants speaking English as a second language. The school is one of the largest of its kind in Canada, and it was previously scattered throughout several buildings. To give its student body a place to call home, York sought to bring the program together in a dedicated structure that reflects the university’s identity and culture, meets ambitious sustainability targets, and acts as a gateway to campus.

“The structure was built to accommodate the needs of all learners who are striving for continuous growth and development throughout every
stage of their career.”
Christine Brooks-Cappadocia, Assistant Vice President, School of Continuing Studies, York University