Bill Crothers Secondary

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Paul Stevens, Partner / ZAS Architects

Bill Crothers Secondary

“Trails were created along the Rouge River, which have become an additional educational environment for students. It is also a huge boon for the community at large which can access this area and interact with the school.”

Paul Stevens, Senior Principal

The image of the school reflects what is going on within – it is an exciting, dynamic building full of innovation. Bill Crothers Secondary School is a one of a kind sports-centered magnet school and is the premier sports and athletic training facility for the York Region District School Board. It’s about engaging students in learning through sports, including students interested in sports journalism, physical therapy or other sports-related disciplines. The design of the building engages the students with the school and each other. A sports-centred school has to be healthy. Full of natural daylight with access to fresh air and a design that fosters movement, it is also a LEED Silver-rated building.

As a way to increase engagement, you can see into the Plyiometric room by looking into the horizontal window that spans the length of the track and watch student athletes as they practice.

The sports fields, two artificial and one natural, are amazing. They meet international standards so they can be used for track and field events at the highest level. As you approach the school you immediately see these fields and it sets the tone for the purpose of the school.

Trails were created along the Rouge River, which have become an additional educational environment for students. It allows for informal activity as well as formal sports. It is also a huge boon for the community at large which can access this area and interact with the school.

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