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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 […]

Memorials Moved but Remembered: Etobicoke’s Lakeshore Communities

Our 2018 fall collection consists of four memorials from three Lakeshore communities of Etobicoke.

The southwest boundary of Etobicoke sits along the north shore of Lake Ontario. A few miles east of “the Lakeshore,” concrete roadways and condo canyons hide the lake, except for occasional glimpses. Mimico, New Toronto, and Long Branch still have traces of […]

A “Vanished” School Reappears

Back in March, we wrote about three “vanished” schools and invited contributions of photos or reminiscences. Thanks to two blog readers, we add a few details to the story of Grand Avenue School, in Humber Bay, Etobicoke.

Kjell Nordenson, shown here with his father and sister, enjoyed Grand Avenue School days.

Kjell Nordenson attended Grand […]