Historically, improvements and additions were made to Notre Dame on an as-needed basis. Over the years, the school saw the addition of a cafeteria, a weight room, the convent, the portables, the new gym and the science wing. But in 2010, after many years of roadblocks, we realized our dream to replace the entire original building with a new facility that would inspire, educate and serve the needs of students and teachers well into the future.
Fr. Joe Ponti Academic Wing (Phase I) - Completed May, 2010
The new Fr. Joe Ponti Academic Wing (Phase I) is a testament to the incredible measure of support from the Archdiocese, our ten feeder parishes, the Alumni Foundation, parents, staff, alumni, and our school community.
Equipped with geothermal heating, photocell activated lighting and washrooms systems, Wi-Fi wireless connections, and SMART Board and Epson interactive whiteboards, students study in state-of-the-art science labs, spacious humanities classrooms, and a spectacular library.
Interim Phase - Completed October, 2012
In fall 2012 we completed the seismic upgrade of the Fr. Joe Cuddy Auditorium and leveled the surrounding area creating a grassy park. At a Special General Meeting hosted in June 2013, parents voted in favour of a $7 million debt-reduction campaign. In December 2013, the contract was prepared to commence construction of the Final Phase.
The Final Building Phase (Phase II) - Completed April, 2015
In January 2014, we began construction on our Final Phase. This phase connects the Fr. Joe Ponti Academic Wing (Phase I) to the preexisting Fr. Joe Cuddy Auditorium and provides needed facilities, such as a cafeteria and chapel for students and staff.
The completion of our school is necessary and the 26,462 square feet of the Final Phase is critical to fulfilling our mission of providing the very best in Catholic education for our students.