Toronto schools and private schools

There are a wide range of schools across Toronto. Some go back to the 1800's and have well known names, others are smaller public schools. There are even two Forest Schools: High Park Forest School (opened 1912 and closed in 1964) and Victoria Park Forest School.

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List of all subjects. You can also see all the historic photos for a given neighbourhood. We also have a list of all the photos arranged by date.

1894
  to
1995

Havergal College

Since 1894 Havergal College has educated Toronto girls. Named for Frances Ridley Havergal, a composer, author and humanitarian, it was founded as a Church of England Ladies' College.

Follow this link to our 25 entries, dated from 1894 to 1995 related to Havergal_college

1847
  to
1958
Upper

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.

Follow this link to our 23 entries, dated from 1847 to 1958 related to Upper_Canada_College

Other photos

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1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Bedford Park Public School - 81 Ranleigh Ave. in Bedford ParkBedford Park Public School - 81 Ranleigh Ave.
104 years ago - Bedford Park - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1957 Historic photo from 1957 - Blantyre Park - then St. John's Training School for Boys, Victoria Park Ave., e. side, opp. Bracken Ave.; recreation hall in FallingbrookBlantyre Park - then St. John's Training School for Boys, Victoria Park Ave., e. side, opp. Bracken Ave.; recreation hall
67 years ago - Fallingbrook - 1957
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1943 Historic photo from 1943 - Blythwood Elementary school - Ditty Bag collection for WWII soldiers in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Elementary school - Ditty Bag collection for WWII soldiers
81 years ago - Sherwood Park - 1943
Link to archive record - Map location
1944 Historic photo from 1944 - Blythwood Elementary school - Grade seven (Spring 1944) winners in war savings certificate sales in Sherwood ParkBlythwood Elementary school - Grade seven (Spring 1944) winners in war savings certificate sales
80 years ago - Sherwood Park - 1944
Link to archive record - Map location
1955 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 13, 1955 - Brown Public School, later a Magistrate's Court (Willow Florist to the south - Daffs 69 cents) in WillowdaleBrown Public School, later a Magistrate's Court (Willow Florist to the south - Daffs 69 cents)
69 years ago - Willowdale - Wednesday, April 13, 1955
Max temp: 15.6°C - Min temp: 4.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1950 Historic photo from 1950 - Central Tech high School on Bathurst Street - founded 1915 in Harbord VillageCentral Tech high School on Bathurst Street - founded 1915
74 years ago - Harbord Village - 1950
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1905 Historic photo from 1905 - Chester Public School, Broadview Ave., w. side, between Chester Hill Rd. & Helliwell St. in East YorkChester Public School, Broadview Ave., w. side, between Chester Hill Rd. & Helliwell St.
119 years ago - East York - 1905
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1934 - Clinton St. School re: damaged iron fence in Bickford ParkClinton St. School re: damaged iron fence
90 years ago - Bickford Park - Monday, December 3, 1934
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1934 Historic photo from Monday, December 3, 1934 - Clinton St. School re: iron fence - with boy in Bickford ParkClinton St. School re: iron fence - with boy
90 years ago - Bickford Park - Monday, December 3, 1934
Max temp: 7.2°C - Min temp: -0.6°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1935 Historic photo from 1935 - De La Salle Cadet Corps. in front of Oaklands mansion in Deer ParkDe La Salle Cadet Corps. in front of Oaklands mansion
89 years ago - Deer Park - 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1932 Historic photo from Sunday, May 15, 1932 - De La Salle Physical Training Class - 1932 - with Oaklands mansion on hill in Deer ParkDe La Salle Physical Training Class - 1932 - with Oaklands mansion on hill
92 years ago - Deer Park - Sunday, May 15, 1932
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Dewson Street School - ceiling in classroom - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Dufferin GroveDewson Street School - ceiling in classroom - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - Dufferin Grove - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Dewson Street School - Stairwell - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in Dufferin GroveDewson Street School - Stairwell - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - Dufferin Grove - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Dufferin City School - designed by Charles H. Bishop in 1898 in the Second Empire style - now Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior School - 350 Parliament Street in Moss ParkDufferin City School - designed by Charles H. Bishop in 1898 in the Second Empire style - now Lord Dufferin Junior and Senior School - 350 Parliament Street
124 years ago - Moss Park - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
1960 Historic photo from 1960 - Duke of Connaught Public School - Woodfield Road at Queen Street East in The BeachesDuke of Connaught Public School - Woodfield Road at Queen Street East
64 years ago - The Beaches - 1960
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1979 Historic photo from Monday, May 14, 1979 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - detail of three lancet windows as seen from Erin Street in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - detail of three lancet windows as seen from Erin Street
45 years ago - Corktown - Monday, May 14, 1979
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
2002 Historic photo from Thursday, October 24, 2002 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - established 1848 - first free school in Toronto in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - established 1848 - first free school in Toronto
22 years ago - Corktown - Thursday, October 24, 2002
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1979 Historic photo from Friday, May 18, 1979 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - reads School house erected by Enoch Turner, A.D. 1848 in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - reads School house erected by Enoch Turner, A.D. 1848
45 years ago - Corktown - Friday, May 18, 1979
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1979 Historic photo from Monday, May 14, 1979 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - through fence from Front Street East in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse - through fence from Front Street East
45 years ago - Corktown - Monday, May 14, 1979
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from 1953 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse plaque 1848 , Trinity St., w. side, s. of King St. E in CorktownEnoch Turner Schoolhouse plaque 1848 , Trinity St., w. side, s. of King St. E
71 years ago - Corktown - 1953
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1949 Historic photo from Sunday, July 17, 1949 - Fairbank Memorial Public School in FairbankFairbank Memorial Public School
75 years ago - Fairbank - Sunday, July 17, 1949
Max temp: 27.8°C - Min temp: 18.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1915 Historic photo from Monday, September 20, 1915 - Fishermans Island Public School with wooden sidewalk on the sand in Cherry BeachFishermans Island Public School with wooden sidewalk on the sand
109 years ago - Cherry Beach - Monday, September 20, 1915
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location
1915 Historic photo from 1915 - Forest Hill Jr. and Sr. Public Schools - Spadina Rd. at Hawarden Cres in Forest HillForest Hill Jr. and Sr. Public Schools - Spadina Rd. at Hawarden Cres
109 years ago - Forest Hill - 1915
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1995 Historic photo from 1995 - Glenview Junior High, LPCI, John Ross Robertson and Havergal - aerial view in Lawrence ParkGlenview Junior High, LPCI, John Ross Robertson and Havergal - aerial view
29 years ago - Lawrence Park - 1995
Link to archive record - Map location
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1917 Historic photo from Wednesday, June 13, 1917 - High Park Forest School - weighing children in High ParkHigh Park Forest School - weighing children
107 years ago - High Park - Wednesday, June 13, 1917
Link to archive record - Map location
1916 Historic photo from 1916 - Horner Avenue School (now Adam Beck Junior School) classroom with teachers office in the back in Long BranchHorner Avenue School (now Adam Beck Junior School) classroom with teachers office in the back
108 years ago - Long Branch - 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1916 Historic photo from 1916 - Horner Avenue School - doorway with washroom and coat hooks in Long BranchHorner Avenue School - doorway with washroom and coat hooks
108 years ago - Long Branch - 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
1916 Historic photo from 1916 - Horner Avenue School Exterior facade with boys and girls entrances in Long BranchHorner Avenue School Exterior facade with boys and girls entrances
108 years ago - Long Branch - 1916
Link to archive record - Map location (From Archives of Ontario)
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1875 Historic photo from 1875 - Jesse Ketchum School c.1875 - Alexander Muir was principal 1871-2 in YorkvilleJesse Ketchum School c.1875 - Alexander Muir was principal 1871-2
149 years ago - Yorkville - 1875
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1912 Historic photo from 1912 - Jesse Ketchum School classroom - interior in YorkvilleJesse Ketchum School classroom - interior
112 years ago - Yorkville - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location
1909 Historic photo from 1909 - Jesse Ketchum School office and teacher in YorkvilleJesse Ketchum School office and teacher
115 years ago - Yorkville - 1909
Link to archive record - Map location
1961 Historic photo from 1961 - John Ross Robertson elementory school as seen in the distance from the roof of Havergal College and their playing fields in Lawrence ParkJohn Ross Robertson elementory school as seen in the distance from the roof of Havergal College and their playing fields
63 years ago - Lawrence Park - 1961
Link to archive record - Map location
1921 Historic photo from 1921 - John Ross Robertson School - built 1921, designed by D.R. Franklin in a Georgian Revival style in Lytton ParkJohn Ross Robertson School - built 1921, designed by D.R. Franklin in a Georgian Revival style
103 years ago - Lytton Park - 1921
Link to archive record - Map location
1927 Historic photo from 1927 - John Wanless Public School at Greer and Fairlawn in Bedford ParkJohn Wanless Public School at Greer and Fairlawn
97 years ago - Bedford Park - 1927
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1906 Historic photo from 1906 - Kew Beach Public School (?) looking south-east from Kew Beach firehall in The BeachesKew Beach Public School (?) looking south-east from Kew Beach firehall
118 years ago - The Beaches - 1906
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from 1935 - Kew Beach Public School - before 1963 new school was built - was 95 Kippendavie Ave. at the time in The BeachesKew Beach Public School - before 1963 new school was built - was 95 Kippendavie Ave. at the time
89 years ago - The Beaches - 1935
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1937 Historic photo from 1937 - Lawrence Park Collegiate (1936) in background while new wing being added to Havergal thanks to funding from the Leonard Foundation in Lawrence ParkLawrence Park Collegiate (1936) in background while new wing being added to Havergal thanks to funding from the Leonard Foundation
87 years ago - Lawrence Park - 1937
Link to archive record - Map location
1944 Historic photo from 1944 - Lawrence Park Collegiate as seen in the distance from the Havergal College tennis courts in Lawrence ParkLawrence Park Collegiate as seen in the distance from the Havergal College tennis courts
80 years ago - Lawrence Park - 1944
Link to archive record - Map location
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1908 Historic photo from 1908 - Margaret Eaton School of Literature and Expression built 1905 by W.R. Mead at 38 1/2 North St in YorkvilleMargaret Eaton School of Literature and Expression built 1905 by W.R. Mead at 38 1/2 North St
116 years ago - Yorkville - 1908
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1921 Historic photo from Friday, March 4, 1921 - Margaret Eaton School, North Street (now Bay Street) in YorkvilleMargaret Eaton School, North Street (now Bay Street)
103 years ago - Yorkville - Friday, March 4, 1921
Max temp: -5.0°C - Min temp: -13.9°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1856 Historic photo from 1856 - Normal School building : central facade still stands - Gould Street, north-side east of Yonge  in RyersonNormal School building : central facade still stands - Gould Street, north-side east of Yonge
168 years ago - Ryerson - 1856
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1860 Historic photo from 1860 - Normal School Toronto - looking up the hill in RyersonNormal School Toronto - looking up the hill
164 years ago - Ryerson - 1860
Link to archive record - Map location
1882 Historic photo from 1882 - Normal School, Gould St., n. side, between Victoria and Church Sts. in RyersonNormal School, Gould St., n. side, between Victoria and Church Sts.
142 years ago - Ryerson - 1882
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1911 Historic photo from 1911 - Normal School, Gould Street - now Toronto Metropolitan University (was Ryerson) in RyersonNormal School, Gould Street - now Toronto Metropolitan University (was Ryerson)
113 years ago - Ryerson - 1911
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1944 Historic photo from 1944 - North Toronto Collegiate Institute - cadet class drills - boys and girls in North TorontoNorth Toronto Collegiate Institute - cadet class drills - boys and girls
80 years ago - North Toronto - 1944
Link to archive record - Map location
1944 Historic photo from 1944 - North Toronto Collegiate Institute - public demonstration of cadet class drills in North TorontoNorth Toronto Collegiate Institute - public demonstration of cadet class drills
80 years ago - North Toronto - 1944
Link to archive record - Map location
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1911 Historic photo from Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Ontario School of Art, The Grange - Life drawing class in Art Gallery of OntarioOntario School of Art, The Grange - Life drawing class
113 years ago - Art Gallery of Ontario - Sunday, April 9, 1911
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Ontario School of Art, The Grange - Life drawing class - at the easel is the artist George Reid in Art Gallery of OntarioOntario School of Art, The Grange - Life drawing class - at the easel is the artist George Reid
113 years ago - Art Gallery of Ontario - Sunday, April 9, 1911
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1911 Historic photo from Sunday, April 9, 1911 - Ontario School of Arts, The Grange - Sketching during life drawing class in Art Gallery of OntarioOntario School of Arts, The Grange - Sketching during life drawing class
113 years ago - Art Gallery of Ontario - Sunday, April 9, 1911
Max temp: 9.4°C - Min temp: -1.1°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1981 Historic photo from Monday, May 18, 1981 - Palace Street School, Canary Restaurant, Cherry Street Hotel in Distillery DistrictPalace Street School, Canary Restaurant, Cherry Street Hotel
43 years ago - Distillery District - Monday, May 18, 1981
Max temp: 14.8°C - Min temp: 4.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From Collations Flickr stream)
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1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Queen Victoria School (renamed Dr. Rita Cox-Kina MInogok public school) - ceiling in classroom - 
Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue in King Street WestQueen Victoria School (renamed Dr. Rita Cox-Kina MInogok public school) - ceiling in classroom - Pressed Metal Co 1900 catalogue
124 years ago - King Street West - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location
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1920 Historic photo from 1920 - Regal Road Public School in Regal HeightsRegal Road Public School
104 years ago - Regal Heights - 1920
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1912 Historic photo from 1912 - St. Andrews College School (2nd building built 1907) North Rosedale in RosedaleSt. Andrews College School (2nd building built 1907) North Rosedale
112 years ago - Rosedale - 1912
Link to archive record - Map location
1922 Historic photo from 1922 - St. Clements School - 1922 farmhouse just west of Yonge Street in North TorontoSt. Clements School - 1922 farmhouse just west of Yonge Street
102 years ago - North Toronto - 1922
Link to archive record - Map location
1919 Historic photo from Friday, October 31, 1919 - St. Helens Separate School - eye exam - corner College St and Brock Ave in Brockton VillageSt. Helens Separate School - eye exam - corner College St and Brock Ave
105 years ago - Brockton Village - Friday, October 31, 1919
Max temp: 22.8°C - Min temp: 9.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1900 Historic photo from 1900 - Swansea Public School - Looking north-west Windermere Ave., e. side, s. of Waller Ave. in SwanseaSwansea Public School - Looking north-west Windermere Ave., e. side, s. of Waller Ave.
124 years ago - Swansea - 1900
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
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1898 Historic photo from 1898 - Victoria Industrial School for Boys - children demonstrating physical drill (Judson St., north west corner Ourland Ave.) in MimicoVictoria Industrial School for Boys - children demonstrating physical drill (Judson St., north west corner Ourland Ave.)
126 years ago - Mimico - 1898
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1898 Historic photo from 1898 - Victoria Industrial School for Boys - school room -  became POW Camp 22 for German prisoners in MimicoVictoria Industrial School for Boys - school room - became POW Camp 22 for German prisoners
126 years ago - Mimico - 1898
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Victoria Park Forest School - children outdoors on bunks in FallingbrookVictoria Park Forest School - children outdoors on bunks
111 years ago - Fallingbrook - Tuesday, July 29, 1913
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1913 Historic photo from Tuesday, July 29, 1913 - Victoria Park Forest School, Mess Hall building in FallingbrookVictoria Park Forest School, Mess Hall building
111 years ago - Fallingbrook - Tuesday, July 29, 1913
Max temp: 30.6°C - Min temp: 17.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
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1953 Historic photo from Wednesday, July 1, 1953 - Wellesley Public School, Bay St., n.e. corner Wellesley St.; looking n.e. in YorkvilleWellesley Public School, Bay St., n.e. corner Wellesley St.; looking n.e.
71 years ago - Yorkville - Wednesday, July 1, 1953
Max temp: 25.0°C - Min temp: 19.4°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Toronto Public Library)