St. Joseph Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School
Toronto Catholic District School Board
ZAS Architects Inc.
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The 105,000 s.f. school is 3-storeys, situated at the south end of the site. With the need for a full play field and parking, the decision was made to add a 93 spot parking structure underground. The shape of the school is unique in that it curves and encloses an internalized Courtyard which introduces light and air into an otherwise efficient and compact plan which is capped off with 2 large green roofs over the atrium and gym. The academic and administrative block of the school is configured in a L-shape around the central Courtyard. Immediately adjacent and proximal to the Courtyard are the majority of public student spaces: Cafeteria, Gymnasium, Library and a private Chapel. The chapel is also a distinct building which creates a private enclosure for the court yard and is always in view from the students.