The transition to Tyndale ’s new Bayview campus has moved into a new phase. The departure of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto to their new home at the end of March made it possible for us to begin campus renovations in earnest.
The first stage involved interior demolition of several existing spaces to make way for the start of construction of our new library and food services areas, renovations of classrooms and meeting areas, and numerous upgrades to the building’s 50-year old mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems. A new server room was created to house the many servers that are the backbone of Tyndale’s IT infrastructure; a new back-up generator has been installed to keep essential services operating in the event of power failures; and a new hydro sub-station was built beside the existing boiler room at the back of the campus to significantly upgrade the overall electrical power capacity of the campus—an essential requirement for a modern post-secondary institution in this age of multiple information and communication devices.
This is a large project! We are presently focused only upon what needs to be done to enable us to complete the move from the Ballyconnor campus to the Bayview campus by the fall of 2014. There will be more to do after we gain full access to the high school portion of the campus following the departure of the Toronto Catholic District School Board in June, 2015. Current transition news and updates can be found at www.tyndaleblogs.ca/bayview.
As with most projects of this size, construction schedules and plans can be impacted by any number of factors. Please remember to support us with your prayers that our God, whom we firmly believe has led us this far, will continue to lead and guide while revealing His plans for this magnificent property!