from the saveourschoolsTO@gmail.com flyer
SAVE OUR SCHOOLS!
Is West Toronto C.I. CLOSING?
What will this mean to our community?
neighbourhood school and community meeting place- GONE! pool, excellent track and gym facilities- GONE! building fully accessible to the disabled- GONE! 8.5 acre urban green space- GONE! important public resource paid for by the Toronto taxpayers- GONE!
Once gone, the land and building will never come back!
Two Public Meetings:
330 Lansdowne Ave
one block north of College St.
Tues., Sept. 29th and Thurs., Oct. 15th
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
West Toronto Collegiate Institute cafeteria
Some of the many reasons why this school building is special can be found in the history section og the schools’ Wikipedia page
The school was constructed and opened in 1972. The school was built on the former southern section of MacGregor Park. The football field is the former location of a lumber yard. The construction of the school necessitated the closing of the section alongside the school of St. Helen’s Avenue. The siding of the building on the east and west sides of the building is unique. It was installed as “raw” steel and allowed to rust to reach the intended brown colour, then preserved. The school was originally named in 1972, by its students as West Toronto Secondary School.