Alumni News & Events

The NTCI Foundation organizes a number of small events each year in addition to the major reunions:

Principal William MacK retires

Principal William Mack announced his retirement from North Toronto today. Mr. Mack has been at North Toronto for the past eight years, four and a half years as Principal and three and half years as Vice Principal. He also served as Vice Principal at Northern SS and Oakwood CI. Before becoming an administrator, he was … Continue reading Principal William MacK retires

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What Happens Behind The Black Screen On A Class Call?

A North Toronto student reveals what goes on when the camera’s off during a virtual class. I can almost guarantee that every student has heard teachers say, “when I can’t see your faces, it feels like I’m speaking into a void,” pretty much every single day in class since the start of school in September. … Continue reading What Happens Behind The Black Screen On A Class Call?

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Slaying An Archivists’ Dragon

For years, I have been on a mission—to wrestle a dragon to his knees—if not to defeat him entirely. My dragon resides in the N.T. archives, in two shoe boxes and one rather large carton of posed and casual pictures, taken by former members of the Pentagon staff from the 1960s to the 1990s. How … Continue reading Slaying An Archivists’ Dragon

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HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR NT MASK YET?

Approximately 1,500 masks were delivered to North Toronto last month for students and the 2020 grads. The masks are a gift from the NTCI Foundation, which recognized the NT community needed a little boost in the face of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The limited edition red and grey masks were produced by Soft-Masks, which is … Continue reading HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR NT MASK YET?

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TEACHING ON IN SPITE OF COVID-19

North Toronto’s teachers have never been less than dedicated. But for the last nine months, that dedication has meant so much more. Teachers have not only had to adapt to the new normal brought on by Covid-19, they’ve also had to adapt to uncertain schedules, virtual learning, and ever-changing software. Mark Kinoshita (’82)—NT grad, physics teacher, and … Continue reading TEACHING ON IN SPITE OF COVID-19

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LEARNING IN PERSON OR ONLINE?

Wondering how students decided whether to learn in school or online? Read on to hear from two NTCI students, who shared their thoughts in the September 17, 2020 issue of Graffiti. (Visited 88 times, 1 visits today)

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SPANISH FLU HIT SCHOOLS HARD, TOO

Covid-19 is not the first pandemic that North Toronto has had to contend with. Spanish Flu, which infected almost a third of the world’s population between February 1918 and April 1920, hit home for the school that had grown from five to 204 students over the course of its first decade. (Visited 167 times, 1 … Continue reading SPANISH FLU HIT SCHOOLS HARD, TOO

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A CRITICAL ROLE IN A HISTORIC TIME

This is a historic time for staff and students at North Toronto. Many of the events and rites of passage that we took for granted are not happening. Iconic events like Maytime Melodies, the prom, track and field season, athletic banquet, face-to-face student council election campaigns and voting, graduation ceremonies, and end of school parties … Continue reading A CRITICAL ROLE IN A HISTORIC TIME

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Delivering fame and glory

Dan Levy (’02) can add one more (red and grey) feather to his cap. In addition to his many hard-earned successes, he’s lived up to the words of his school song. In September, Schitt’s Creek won a record-setting seven trophies at the Emmy Awards. Levy, who co-created the series with his father Eugene, personally took … Continue reading Delivering fame and glory

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Christie Mary Blatchford (’70)

Renowned Canadian journalist Christie Blatchford was a force to be reckoned with. Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, she had already started high school when her family moved to Toronto, where NTCI was her school of choice. After Grade 13, Christie studied journalism at Ryerson, and was named the leading journalism graduate. (Visited 115 times, 1 visits … Continue reading Christie Mary Blatchford (’70)

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