We start 2015 with three “vanished” schools. The bricks and mortar of Grand Avenue, Humber Bay, and Silverthorn schools have gone, but their war memorials survive to remind us of students who volunteered for king and country.
Humber Bay’s memorial proudly displayed in its fourth location. ©2015 Toronto Branch OGS
A fourth school, Fairbank Memorial, rounds […]
As students and teachers settle into their classes for another year, our project volunteers are celebrating a back-to-school accomplishment—we now have a full 100 schools in For King and Country database!
Just added are war memorials and school histories from: The Bishop Strachan School; Davisville Public School; Eastern High School of Commerce; George Syme School; Humbercrest […]
How did schools collect the names for their war memorials? Danforth Tech, with 2,235 volunteers— more than any other school in the Commonwealth—shows us.
Danforth Tech’s form for collecting students’ info for war memorials. Photo courtesy Danforth CTI Library and Archives
A War Memorial Committee sent forms like John D. Marr’s (pictured here) asking former students […]
This plaque hangs in Rose Avenue School, 675 Ontario Street, (south of Bloor Street East, between Parliament and Sherbourne Streets) in Toronto’s St. James Town. Chilton Street does not appear on current maps of Toronto. There is a Chilton Road in East York, but it is several kilometres northeast of Rose Avenue School. Did Chilton […]
Every day is Remembrance Day when working with war memorials, but as November 11 rolls around each year, the “For King and Country” team aims for an extra push.
Toronto Branch is pleased to add 3,026 names (from 10 schools) to our database in time for this year’s Lest We Forget observances.
Canada’s “too much geography, not […]
Just before the end of 2011, we added 3,600 names from memorials in ten schools from wide-ranging communities around the city, including Riverdale, North Toronto, Parkdale, East York, Dovercourt, Corktown, and Scarborough. The new schools are: Agincourt Continuation School, Deer Park Public School, Earl Grey School, Midland Avenue School, Morse Street School, Park School, Parkdale […]