• Client Profile: The Royal Conservatory of Music 

    The Royal Conservatory of Music is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world, providing the definitive standard of excellence in curriculum design, assessment, performance training, teacher certification, and arts-based social programs.

    The more than five million alumni of The Royal Conservatory have enjoyed the many benefits of music study and carried these benefits into subsequent careers in a wide range of fields, including medicine, business, politics, education, science, and sports. Others, such as Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Teresa Stratas, Jon Vickers, and Mychael Danna have achieved international musical acclaim.

    Royal Conservatory of MusicThe Project

    The Royal Conservatory’s Toronto home is the technologically superb TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. This stunning building represents a vibrant cultural destination and a wonderful resource, transforming the Conservatory into the heart of creative education for the nation.

    Financing

    RCM was able to secure a loan from Infrastructure Ontario to help meet costs related to construction of the $143.5 million Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. As of September 2016, the loan principal totaled $52 million.

    The Result

    The 200,000-square-foot TELUS Centre houses a stunning array of learning and performance spaces, including 77 practice and teaching studios, the Rupert Edwards Library, the Wilmot and Judy Matthews Family Centre for Integrative Education, the Gerard Dekker Institute for New Programs Development, the Milton E. Harris Centre, a music technology lab, and the Michael and Sonja Koerner Early Music Instrument Collection. A glass-enclosed central atrium provides an architecturally stimulating and relaxed space where students, faculty, and staff meet informally to exchange ideas.

    For more information on the Royal Conservatory of Music please visit their website at: www.rcmusic.ca.