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Number of schools: 120
Other organizations: 3
Names on memorials: 47,679
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St. Michael’s College
Newman Club of the University of Toronto

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Burning Schoolhouse: Lessons in Remembering from York Memorial’s Fire of 2019

On May 6, 1929 Sir William Mulock laid the cornerstone for York Memorial Collegiate Institute. The Township of York saw an investment in the future as a fitting memorial to 47 local young people who had died so recently in the Great War. The Depression loomed; accessible higher education at a neighourhood school would help […]

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow— at home and far away

Finding new things to say about “In Flanders Fields” is tricky. Most Canadians can recite a line or two. Many know the whole poem off by heart; maybe pausing to ponder did the poppies “blow” or “grow.” (The answer is “blow” in the first line; “grow” in the last verse.)

On May 3, 1915, John McCrae, […]

Stories of Vimy—and Parkdale boys...

W. John Maize, a member of Parkdale CI Alumni Association, and former Head of History at the school, responded to our November 11, 2015 blog post Vimy Cross fragment brought home for a Parkdale boy.

Quietly munching near the Vimy cross… a deer then stands to gaze steadily at a visitor. (Photo courtesy John […]