Upper Canada College (UCC)

Founded in 1829, the school has a long history in Toronto, covering a number of different locations within the city. Graduates of the school are known as 'Old Boys;' the school colours are blue and white.

Between 1829 and 1891 Upper Canada College was located in Russell Square, between King Street West and Adelaide, Simcoe and John St. Only one building, an old residence at 22 Duncan St. remains. The bells at the Russell Square campus rang for the last time on July 3, 1891, with the new campus at 200 Londsdale Road in Deer Park officially opened on October 14th, 1891. In 1902 a separate prep school was built at the south end of the campus. Unfortunately the main buildings in Forest Hill deteriorated quickly, and by 1958 they had to be evacuated and torn down. The current buildings were opened by 1960, with a number of additions and modifications since.

 
 

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1865 Historic photo from 1865 - Children outside the Upper Canada College buildings on King Street West in King Street WestChildren outside the Upper Canada College buildings on King Street West
152 years ago - King Street West - 1865
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1867 Historic photo from 1867 - Upper Canada College (UCC) buildings that stood on King St. West in King Street WestUpper Canada College (UCC) buildings that stood on King St. West
150 years ago - King Street West - 1867
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1871 Historic photo from 1871 - Additions to Upper Canada College on King Street West in King Street WestAdditions to Upper Canada College on King Street West
146 years ago - King Street West - 1871
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1884 Historic photo from 1884 - General view of Upper Canada College (1831-1891) in King Street WestGeneral view of Upper Canada College (1831-1891)
133 years ago - King Street West - 1884
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Upper Canada College (1831-1891), boarding house, looking east from playground in King Street WestUpper Canada College (1831-1891), boarding house, looking east from playground
127 years ago - King Street West - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Upper Canada College, King St. West - Russel Square in King Street WestUpper Canada College, King St. West - Russel Square
127 years ago - King Street West - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Upper Canada College classroom Mr. Wedd in King Street WestUpper Canada College classroom Mr. Wedd
127 years ago - King Street West - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Upper Canada College (1831-1891); interior, gymnasium in King Street WestUpper Canada College (1831-1891); interior, gymnasium
127 years ago - King Street West - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - First UCC building in Forest Hill just after it was built in 1890 in Forest HillFirst UCC building in Forest Hill just after it was built in 1890
127 years ago - Forest Hill - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Long study room in the south wing of the boarding house - Upper Canada College interior (1831-1891) in King Street WestLong study room in the south wing of the boarding house - Upper Canada College interior (1831-1891)
127 years ago - King Street West - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Upper Canada College (1831-1891); interior, prayer room with wooden ceiling in King Street WestUpper Canada College (1831-1891); interior, prayer room with wooden ceiling
127 years ago - King Street West - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1890 Historic photo from 1890 - Upper Canada College (1831-1891), view of quadrangle in King Street WestUpper Canada College (1831-1891), view of quadrangle
127 years ago - King Street West - 1890
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1901 Historic photo from 1901 - 1901 Upper Canada College 1st rugby team in Deer Park1901 Upper Canada College 1st rugby team
116 years ago - Deer Park - 1901
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1905 Historic photo from 1905 - Upper Canada College, Forest Hill, before it was torn down in Forest HillUpper Canada College, Forest Hill, before it was torn down
112 years ago - Forest Hill - 1905
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Upper Canada College Junior School in Forest HillUpper Canada College Junior School
109 years ago - Forest Hill - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1910 Historic photo from 1910 - Russell Square Old Upper Canada College, King Street West at Simcoe Street in DowntownRussell Square Old Upper Canada College, King Street West at Simcoe Street
107 years ago - Downtown - 1910
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Tabezzo Enamelling sign on archway at the back entrance to old Upper Canada College building - broken windows, garbage in King Street WestTabezzo Enamelling sign on archway at the back entrance to old Upper Canada College building - broken windows, garbage
106 years ago - King Street West - 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Avenue Road from St. Clair Avenue West, looking north from Lonsdale to UCC in Forest HillAvenue Road from St. Clair Avenue West, looking north from Lonsdale to UCC
105 years ago - Forest Hill - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1924 Historic photo from Tuesday, May 20, 1924 - Lieut. Col. W. A. McCrimmon, inspecting cadets at Upper Canada College in Deer ParkLieut. Col. W. A. McCrimmon, inspecting cadets at Upper Canada College
93 years ago - Deer Park - Tuesday, May 20, 1924
Max temp: 11.1°C - Min temp: 1.7°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1930 Historic photo from 1930 - Rugby team outside Dunlap Hall  - UCC in Deer ParkRugby team outside Dunlap Hall - UCC
87 years ago - Deer Park - 1930
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Centre block and bell tower of 1891 Upper Canada College building during demolition in Forest HillCentre block and bell tower of 1891 Upper Canada College building during demolition
59 years ago - Forest Hill - Friday, April 18, 1958
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1958 Historic photo from Friday, April 18, 1958 - Demolition of the 1891 Upper Canada College building in  Forest Hill - poor renovations, near collapse in Forest HillDemolition of the 1891 Upper Canada College building in Forest Hill - poor renovations, near collapse
59 years ago - Forest Hill - Friday, April 18, 1958
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 11.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)