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The New North Toronto C. I.

the redevelopment of North Toronto Collegiate Institute 2003-2010



  1. A short history of the building (updated Dec 2005)
    – Some old pictures of NT from yearbooks.
  2. Towards TDSB Approval
    – Some NTCI alumni opinions regarding the re-development – broken link – sorry
  3. The Feasibility Study
  4. The Design Process: towards rezoning
  5. The Design Process: continued . . .
  6. Post Design, Pre Construction
  7. Construction (to summer 2010)
  8. Demolition of 70 Roehampton (February 2011 to …)

A short history of the building

(written Nov 2002 – last update Dec 2005 – sorry I am correcting this as more information is found)

  • North Toronto High School was founded in 1910 (?? fall 1911 according to the 1958 yearbook)and was originally housed in the North Toronto Town Hall.The present school, North Toronto Collegiate Institute, with 5 rooms was completed in 1912 (the same year that the town of North Toronto became part of the City of Toronto).
    Notice that the school is 2 stories and consists of only the north part of the old building. The south part of the school was built, and then a third floor.Other additions include in 1956 (corrected) the math (east) wing, swimming pool, cafeteria and auditorium.

    (photos from 1956&1958 yearbooks)
    Later the science wing was added (finished in 1966-1967).
    When was the main Broadway entrance converted to the Principal’s office? In 1965 it is still an entrance; by my time in 1977 it was the office. And where was the library before it went to the basement?)
    The address changed from 17 Broadway Ave, Toronto 12 to 70 Roehampton Avenue in June of 1971 as shown in these purchase orders.

    Here are 2 recent pictures of the school (Nov 19) and an aerial view of the school from the 70’s. The boarding was installed several years ago over concern of falling concrete. Last year camera crews from CTV had a tour of the school and documented some of the problems.

    Right click on the image to see it full size.More pictures from the school’s past can be seen on the 90th Anniversary pages linked from the Alumni (Foundation) page.

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All information on this page has been entered by Mark Kinoshita (NT staff & grad ’82)