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WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? 'Gatehouse' project at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora to be faculty residence

Construction expected to wrap up by fall, says headmaster
May 12, 2020
John Cudmore


A construction project at the Yonge Street entrance to St. Andrew’s College in Aurora will one day offer a slightly altered definition of homecoming.

The structure at the northwest corner of the laneway into the all-boys private school will serve as home to two faculty members, according to Headmaster Kevin McHenry.

Background: St. Andrew’s College purchased what is referred to as the Gatehouse in 2017, after maintaining the one-acre parcel of property for years on behalf of a small local business.

In 2016, the school purchased nearby Willow Farm, a 15-acre tract at the corner of Yonge Street and St. John’s Sideroad.

Timeline: Construction on the duplex started in January and is due to be completed this fall.

Big picture: McHenry said the school intends to work closely with the Town of Aurora to enhance the Yonge Street frontage of the property from St. John’s Sideroad to the St. Andrew’s Village plaza.

Eventually, the space will also include a boardwalk linking to the residence.

McHenry assured the project falls within the provincial government’s construction project guidelines during the COVID-19 outbreak.