Schedule Changes for next week

As you are aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, the union that represents high school teachers, began a local withdrawal of selected services starting on November 4, 2015.

As a result of this job action, we will no longer be following the late start schedule currently in place for Wednesday, November 25 and Friday, November 27. Classes will revert back to the regular class day schedule on these dates, meaning school will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and are committed to doing everything possible to ensure the integrity of the learning day.

Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available. Please<> for more information and a full list of withdrawn services.


Joel Gorenkoff


The Student Council & the NTAA will be running two exciting events:

  •  The first initiative is a Red & White Day in honour of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and W.O. Patrice Vincent.  You will see that this initiative has been picked up in many schools across the province as a way to honour these fallen soldiers and as a show of support for our country.
  • The second is our annual Nets for Vets Charity floor hockey game which runs at lunch on November 10th.  This year we hope to raise funds for both the Veterans Wing of Sunnybrook Hospital and the Charities associated with Cpl. Cirillo and W.O. Vincent.

 Please support and promote these events! Wear red & white and attend the game….Tickets are only $1.

NT Post Secondary Fair – Oct 27 6:30pm

Our first University Fair! Gone are the lunch time visits…

You are invited to North Toronto C.I.’s inaugural UNIVERSITY and COLLEGE FAIR!!!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015, 6:30pm – 9:15pm

Parents and siblings welcome!

Our evening will start with an open fair – all 35 universities and colleges will have booths and be available for conversation and questions.

Following the open fair, there will be three panel presentations. You may attend three different sessions giving you the opportunity to see nine schools speak and present in this format.

It should be a wonderfully informative evening. Please plan to attend; there is no cost for this event.

Post-Secondary Fair Locations 2015


Main Floor



  1. Bishop’s
  2. Brescia
  3. Brock
  4. Carleton
  5. Centennial
  6. Concordia
  7. Dalhousie
  8. George Brown
  9. Humber


North Entrance

  1. Huron
  2. Ivey


North Hallway

  1. Laurentian
  2. OCAD


South Hallway

  1. Ryerson
  2. Ryerson Engineering


South Entrance

  1. Queen’s
  2. Seneca
  3. St. Francis Xavier
  4. Trent


2nd Floor

Staff Lounge (2nd Floor)

  1. University of New Brunswick
  2. Guelph
  3. Guelph-Humber
  4. University of King’s College (Halifax)
  5. University of Ottawa


Second Floor -South Hallway

  1. University of Toronto
  2. Uof T Engineering
  3. Windsor


Second Floor – East Hallway

  1. UOIT
  2. Sir Wilfred Laurier


Second Floor – North Hallway

  1. York University
  2. RMC


Second Floor – West Hallway

  1. Lakehead
  2. Waterloo
  3. Western University
  4. Mt. Allison

Panel Locations 2015

Panel Times 2015

  • 7:20 -7 :55 – Panel Session #1
  • 8:00 – 8:35 – Panel Session #2
  • 8:40 – 9:15 – Panel Session #3

Schools/Panels will not change for each of the sessions. Only the parents/students will move locations.  Please choose three locations to attend during the evening.


  1. York University
  2. Ryerson University
  3. University of Toronto


  1. Windsor
  2. Brock
  3. Western


  1. UOIT
  2. Ryerson
  3. UofT


  1. Carleton
  2. Ottawa
  3. Trent


  1. Guelph
  2. Laurier
  3. Waterloo


  1. Brescia
  2. Huron
  3. Ivey


  1. OCAD
  2. George Brown
  3. Guelph/Humber


  1. Centennial
  2. Seneca
  3. Humber


  1. Lakehead
  2. Laurentian
  3. RMC
  4. Mt. Allison


  1. Bishop’s
  2. Concordia
  3. Queen’s


  1. St. Francis Xavier
  2. UNB
  3. King’s College Halifax
  4. Dalhousie


NTCI Mural Competition – voting Oct 19th – 23rd

Starting this week (Monday Oct. 19th – Friday the 23rd) Art Council is running a voting booth at lunch outside the main office to choose this year’s winning-mural design.  All staff & students are invited to cast their ballots for their choice of designs. The mural will be located on the third floor just outside staircase KK on the large green wall. The theme this year is ‘Explore’, with a focus on the subjects that are taught on that floor: Geography, History, Languages, and Social Studies. We encourage all staff and students (especially stakeholders who work and learn on the third floor) to cast their ballot this week.




Submissions due on October 15 in the envelope outside of room 227!*

School Mural Design – Student Vote (Oct. 19 until Oct. 23)

Mural location: Third floor wall next to room 310 (beside Staircase KK)

This year’s theme: Explore


Submission Guidelines:

* Please write your name, grade, and homeform on the back of your submission.

  • You can use your own paper, or the given templates (as long as it fits the dimensions)
  • Submissions should be in full colour

Design Elements:

  • The design should be centered around the word “explore
  • Must contain the word “explore
  • Letters should be in the style of graffiti
  • Dimensions: 4ft by 16ft, or 1:4 ratio
  • Suggested: Variety of colours (rainbow)

Suggested themes and elements to encorporate:

  • GSA
  • Rainbow colors
  • Identity, freedom
  • History
  • Scenes from history
  • Geography
    • Famous landmarks (eg: Wonders of the World, Eiffel Tower, etc.)
    • Landscapes
  • Cultures and Languages of France, Spain, and the Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek)
  • Traditional food or elements
  • Flags, Flag colours, national symbols (eg: Fleur de Lis for France)
  • Social Sciences

See for more information and the submission form.

Letter regarding CUPE job action

29 September 2015

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

 We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by theCanadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents school support staff.

 Currently, the union is in ongoing labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and public school boards. As a result,members of CUPE are taking part in a legal job action that will impact our schools.

 It’s important to note that schools remain open and instructional programs continue to run. During these extraordinary times inour schools, principals and viceprincipals are working together with staff to maintain a caring and positive school environment.As always, student safety and learning remain the top priorities of all TDSB staff, and superintendents are in daily contact with our schools to assess any concerns.

 Today, CUPE (e.g. custodians, school office staff,educational assistants) has started a partial withdrawal of services which includes:

  • Not sweeping entrances and hallways
  • Not doing school compost programs
  • Not cutting grass or cleaning up leaves unless there is a safety concern
  • Not collecting or accepting money for schoolrelated initiatives and fundraising

A full list of CUPE’s directives to its members is available at

 As the withdrawal of services continues, it MAY have a more significant impact on school activities and permits.

 As you can imagine, principals and viceprincipals have had to take on additional tasks as a result of the ongoing job action and we appreciate your patience. During this time, there may be some delays when trying to contact your school office. While we appreciate offers of assistance from parents, volunteers cannofulfill the duties of staff during a legal job action.

For all the latest labour information, visit

 We remain hopeful that a fair agreement can be reached between unions, the Government of Ontario and public school boards in the very near future.

 Robin Pilkey, Chair 

Donna Quan, Director of Education

Red and Grey Day 2015

Red and Grey Day is October 14th!

Red and Grey Day
Homecoming and Field Day

Come and celebrate the annual school spirit, athletic field day extravaganza on the NORTH TORONTO field and gym on Wednesday, October 14!!!!! Presented by the NT Athletic Dept and the NT Foundation.

Updated Schedule:

  • 8:00 am: GIRLS field hockey vs Leaside
  • 10:30 am: BOYS Senior Soccer vs Greenwood
  • 11:30 am: GIRLS Basketball vs TBA
  • 11:45 am: GIRLS field hockey Tier 2 Friendly
  • 1:00 pm: JR Football vs East York
  • 3:00 pm: SR Football vs Silverthorn
  • 2:30 pm: SR BOYS Volleyball vs Riverdale
  • 3:45 pm: JR BOYS Volleyball vs Riverdale

* the Staff Room lounge ( Room 229) on the second floor and overlooking the field will be available during the day to alumni to watch the games and a chance to mingle with fellow grads and current athletes and members of the NT Foundation!
* a limited supply of NT athletic uniforms/ swag/ sweaters will also be available for purchase along with NT scarves!!

Photo-Retake Day is October 1st

A reminder that Photo-Retake Day is October 1st. (you must bring your proofs to get a re-take)

Students who wish to purchase photo packages should bring the envelopes to the office by September 29 or 30th.

First NT Parent Council Meeting – September 28 @ 7:30 – TONIGHT

Please mark your calendars for the first  North Toronto Parent Council meeting of the 2015/16 academic year

Want to know what’s going on at NT?  This is your chance!  Meet the administrative staff, teacher representatives and executives from the School (Parent) and Student Councils. Some of the topics you will hear about include overview of the school calendar with many events planned, initiatives around social media and cyber safety, changes to exam policy, etc. The new School (Parent) Council Executive will be elected as well this evening.

When?  Monday, September 28,  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where? Room 215 (2nd floor)
Attending NT Council Meetings is an excellent way to keep current on NT activities and to share information with other NT parents. We look forward to seeing you!

NT School (Parent) Council

tdsbCARES: Refugee Crisis Appeal

Dear Parent/Guardian,

At North Toronto, we are participating in the tdsbCARES: Refugee Crisis Appeal to support the Canadian Red Cross as they provide assistance to the hundreds of thousands of people who are fleeing war and hunger in countries like Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 

We will be collecting donations of cash or cheques, which will be forwarded through the TDSB to the Canadian Red Cross. The charity will issue tax receipts for all online donations as well donations via cheque (minimum value of $20). The TDSB fundraising appeal will run until December 11th. The federal government has announced that they will match all eligible donations made by that date (up to $100 million) and set aside each dollar in its own Syria Emergency Relief Fund.

For more information or to make a donation online, please visit the TDSB website at and click on the Refugee Crisis Appeal banner.

With thousands of people impacted by this ongoing crisis,the need is great. With that in mind, we are asking students, staff, parents and our school community to do what they can. No gift is too small or insignificant. Your donations are much appreciated.

Thank you for your support.