What’s in the database right now?

Number of schools: 112
Names on memorials: 44,326
Latest additions:
Coleman Avenue School
Courcelette Public School
Hartman Jones Memorial School
Wellesley Public School
Oakwood Collegiate Institute

Earlier posts

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Good schools—and good neighbourhoods

For King and Country began as a simple project to make available the names of all Toronto students who had served in any war. Our first school “histories” were sketchy outlines only: opening date; name changes; anniversaries or reunions; sometimes a closing date. A pleasant surprise once the project got rolling, was the interest readers […]

A Fresh Look at Four Old Schools

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 […]

Wellesley Public School: The old school bell remains

Wellesley Public School, closed in 1956, lingers in the memory of former students, who have responded to our blog post (Vanished School and Vanished Times-March 17, 2013).

When the students moved to Church Street School, Wellesley’s bell went with them. Its ringing days long past, the bell sits in a glass case, with a plaque that […]