What’s in the database right now?

Number of schools: 118
Other organizations: 3
Names on memorials: 47,232
Latest additions:
Mimico High School
David Hornell Junior School
New Toronto Soldiers’ Comforts Association
Wesley Mimico United (Methodist) Church

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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 Avenue […]

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 […]