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Angus MacKay School

Address:850 Woodvale Street
Use:Educational
Constructed:1953
Other Work:Additions in 1957, 1960 and 1974-1975
Architects:Prain and Macdonald
Smith Carter Katelnikoff (1957)
Macdonald Cockburn McLeod McFeetors (1974)
Firms:Prain and Macdonald, Smith Carter Katelnikoff, Macdonald Cockburn McLeod McFeetors
Contractors:North American Building Ltd. (1957); Robert Brisko Construction Co. Ltd. (1947)

More Information

This medium-size elementary school opened in 1953 at the same time as a twin school in the area, Munroe Elementary. It was only six rooms originally so the first addition in 1957 doubled the size and relieved what must have been intense overcrowding. The last major addition was a gym block attached by a link on the west side.

It is a well-maintained school on a pleasant site in a charming residential neighbourhood with old trees but only the form of the early school remains; its external integrity has been compromised.

The early portions are across the front and have been stuccoed, except for the main entrance which still displays its dark red brick veneer and windows.

Design Characteristics

Suburb:Kildonan Drive
  • Stucco
  • Red brick veneer