Buildings we love – Canada’s National Ballet School

Established in 1959, Canada’s National Ballet School is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring young dancers and teachers.

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Project Grand Jeté

The capital expansion plan broke ground in 2003. Stage 1 was completed in 2005.

Stage I: Jarvis Street Site 180,000 square feet, including new construction and restoration of two heritage buildings (Northfield House, 1856 and Havergal Ladies’ College, 1898 and 1901) and underground parking.

Celia Franca Centre Dance Studios – 12 dance studios (8 large, 3 medium, and 1 extra large) constructed to international standards.

Common Spaces – Distinct sets of change rooms divided by age group, plus new dressing rooms and wardrobe for the Betty Oliphant Theatre; Mona Campbell Square with café, library/resource centre, study areas and casual seating.

Margaret McCain Academic Building 8 academic classrooms; laboratories for computer, science and photography studies; art studio; audio-visual room; music room; ESL room; and study rooms.

Northfield House Restoration and adaptive reuse of existing 1856 building for executive offices of NBS.

Stage II: Maitland Street Site The existing Maitland Street facility (approximately 50,000 square feet) will be redeveloped by GBCA with new and renovated space to house NBS’s residential component, including the addition of common rooms, private study areas and a spacious dining hall in the 1911 Quaker Meeting House.

Location 400 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6
(416) 964-3780

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