Globe & Mail: “Schools out…and reinvented spaces are in”

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School’s out – and reinvented spaces are in
by: JENNIFER LEWINGTON
Special to The Globe and Mail

 

Declining enrolment and rising costs have driven some Canadian school boards to sell surplus property, with aging neighbourhood schools among the inevitable casualties.The search for new uses for a school, once closed, is fraught with complications: redevelopment restrictions, renovation costs and potential opposition from local residents. But some non-profit groups and private developers are finding success in reimagining surplus schools as cultural centres, artist live-work, police stations and residential development. The effort, not without challenges, takes patience, innovative financing and collaboration between proponents and local residents….Read the full Globe & Mail article here

 

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