April 11,2016 Presentation
March 28th, 2017
Funding through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund has allowed for the exciting project of revitalizing The Culinary Institute of Canada. The expansion and enhancements will build on the unique culture of the institute while enabling and supporting the implementation of planned new culinary curriculum and experiential learning opportunities, better preparing students in a high-quality, high-volume environment, modelled on and adaptable to modern culinary technology, standards, trends, and industry expectations. Planning for this renovation and expansion project began in 2015, and construction started in the fall of 2016. The project will be complete by October 2017.
The building is comprised of the original structure built in 1959, a dining room addition constructed in 1997 and Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, constructed in 2008. The revitalization project involves renovating approximately 8,500 sq. ft. of kitchen space, and integrating more than $1.8 million in modern and emerging culinary technologies, ensuring that our students train and innovate in the most industry-relevant environment prevalent in today’s kitchens.
The project also includes a 2,850 sq. ft. expansion to the first-floor kitchen that will incorporate a state-of-the-art, temperature controlled butchery, and a cold cuisine production and innovation kitchen, broadening the scope of learning for our students. For the upper level, the project includes an approximately 2,000 sq. ft. expansion to the experiential learning dining room, and a complete redesign of both the student-operated dining room and cafeteria training spaces to mirror the designs of modern food service operations, transitioning both areas to more open and engaging platforms to enrich the educational interaction between students and customers during food preparation.
The renovation and expansion will incorporate modern building techniques and materials, and the latest energy-efficient culinary equipment.
The Architect for the project is Architecture49 and the Construction Manager is Brighton Construction Inc.