While the front of the new Queen Mary Elementary will feature its familiar Edwardian Baroque façade, change is coming to the nearby corner lot at 721 Chesterfield (the current location of the School Board Office).
In June, the office will be vacated by staff, to the new Education Services Centre on Lonsdale. The office building, at more than 50 years old and past its usable life span, will be demolished and replaced by two four-storey apartment buildings. Demolition of the office building is the School District’s responsibility, and will take place over the summer of 2012. Once complete, Polygon Homes, the new owner of the property, will begin construction of the new residential development.