Steel going up, hoarding to the east

Dear Grammar community member,

I hope your summer is going well and that you are enjoying the wonderful weather. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our One Grammar project.

Starting this week, and continuing through the summer, construction crews will finish the footings, complete the foundation, and introduce the structural steel that will create the frame of our new building. We expect this frame will be completed before school starts in September and will be the last step before walls and a roof enclose the structure.

Photo: The Tower Road Campus construction zone.  

Photo: The Tower Road Campus construction zone. 

As our building now rises from its foundation and redefines our school, we can fully appreciate the scale of our One Grammar vision for a unified and expanded Halifax Grammar School – a new home in which our teachers and students come together, inspired by our foundational premise to challenge conventional thinking and aspire to excellence.

For our neighbours to the east, additional hoarding will go up as per safe construction practice to control dust and debris from foundation and building frame installation. We recognize that living next to a construction site is not easy. We do appreciate your patience and welcome your questions and concerns at any time.

Do enjoy the remainder of your summer. I look forward to providing a back-to-school update toward the end of August.


Steven Laffoley ‘84

Headmaster @HalifaxGrammar #OneGrammar #EngagingExcellence

P.S. These One Grammar updates are now archived for easy reference in the new "News and Events" window on our Engaging Excellence page.

Click here for Grammar’s Engaging Excellence campaign, One Campus vision, and drawings.

Project Facts:

  • Regional Council approved our plan unanimously, with support from City staff, the Peninsula Halifax Planning Advisory Committee and the Heritage Advisory Committee.
  • The broader Halifax community will benefit from our new gymnasium (league games, tournaments) and theatre/multipurpose room (live performances, meetings).
  • We are preserving and updating our original, historic Tower Road School building.
  • We maintain an open dialogue with you, our neighbours and other stakeholders, to inform you of our progress and to better understand and address your interests and concerns on an ongoing basis.