Limestone Learning Foundation
Image of exterior of library commons and main entranceImage of interior of gymnasiumImage of rear of buildingImage of interior ofImage of interior of xImage of exterior of building featuring technical shopsClick here to view aerial footage of the construction site as of November 2018.Click here to view aerial footage of the construction site as of Februrary 2019.

Construction of the new Kingston Secondary School (KSS) is well under way and the shell of the 171,000-square-foot facility is taking shape. Work continues on the site, however, unforeseen delays and disruptions have, unfortunately, put the project behind schedule.

Given the size and scope of this large and complex project, setbacks such as this sometimes occur. While this is disappointing news, the contractor remains focused on completing construction as soon as possible, but these recent delays will prevent us from opening the new school in September 2019 as planned.

We are working with the contractor to develop a revised construction schedule. We will share that new timeline with you as soon as possible, likely in January. We do expect to move students and staff into the new completed building within the 2019-2020 school year.

In the meantime, our contingency plan will see students and staff remain where they are at KCVI.

Please know that school staff and the Limestone District School Board remain committed to providing you and your child(ren) with a safe and smooth transition. We appreciate your continued support, understanding and patience as we move through the final months of construction and into our new school.

Bondfield Construction was awarded the contract to build the Limestone District School Board’s new Kingston Secondary School on the Lyons and Kirkpatrick site (former Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute property).

Bondfield was awarded the contract from among seven construction firms following a pre-qualification and tender process. Bondfield, a family-owned construction company with offices in Concord and Kanata, Ontario, previously built the École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School as well as dozens of other elementary and secondary schools throughout Ontario.

Construction on the $38.3 million facility began in the fall of 2017. The new school is expected to be complete during the 2019-2020 school year.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.