Community / Press Release

EMSB completes $5.5 million renovation at James Lyng complex

Montreal - Monday, May 1, 2023

The English Montreal School Board has completed a $5.5 million renovation at the complex in St. Henri that houses James Lyng High School and Adult Education Centre as well as  Focus and Outreach  Alternative High Schools. 

Besides work on the roof, skylights, light fixtures and heating coils,  all of the doors to the stairwells as were those in the vestibule areas (the space between the exterior and interior doors at the entrances). The latter involved the installation of insulated doors and curtain walls.  Meanwhile, the high school administration is very excited to report on the significant upgrade to the auditorium. It has been outfitted with 129 new seats, with desktops attached for tablets or laptops; eight mobile seats to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs; and new flooring and a fresh paint job. The work was overseen by Cohlmeyer Architecture.

Director General Nick Katalifos wishes to thank the EMSB Material Resources Department for their important work on this project.

About the English Montreal School Board 

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the EMSB network consists of 73 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at

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