Sneak Preview – Part 1 – The Academy

A little more about one of the highlight properties on our 2019 House & Garden Tour…

The Academy – Annapolis Royal

Formerly the Annapolis Royal Regional Academy, this heritage gem has been lovingly repurposed by developer Tim Tanner into condos, while one wing was developed by the community to house a gym, new Library, music room, innovation lab and food bank. Together, the Town and developer demonstrated that rural communities are capable of repurposing and breathing new life into historic buildings, and that when you have community buy-in, the sky’s the limit!

Three condo owners have graciously offered their homes as part of our House & Garden Tour. In addition, the new state-of-the-art Library & Community Hub will be available for viewing, and refreshments can be enjoyed in the front garden area that is currently under development.

A sneak preview of what you will see:


One of the condos on show has a deck that is the envy of many!


Another of the condos on tour takes full advantage of the incredible front windows!

New Library

Staff and volunteers of the new town library will be on hand to talk about this state-of-the-art facility which includes a library, community hub, innovation lab, music room, and even a cafe!


Did we mention that there is even a cafe? The condo owners love having easy access to such delicious food…


The front garden is under development, as the condo owners work together on a sustainable vision for the future. Meanwhile, this lovely area will be the site of a refreshment stop for tour participants.

Below are some “before” shots provided by Heather McCormick, which give a glimpse of all that was involved in this development.

For further information on the story of The Academy, head over to their Facebook Page.

And to see for yourself, you can buy tickets for the Annapolis Royal House & Garden Tour by calling 902-532-7018 or online at the following link:

House & Garden Tour Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. (Historic Gardens members can buy at a reduced rate of $25 any time).

For more on the other feature properties, link over to: Feature Properties.

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