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East York Board of Education

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East York Board of Education

East York Board of Education is a former school board which administered the school district of East York, Ontario. As of 1990 it was the smallest school board in Metropolitan Toronto. In 1998, it was merged into the Toronto District School Board.



In 1965 the district presented a resolution to the Ontario Public School Trustees' Association asking the Canadian federal government to install a Ministry of Education; the association supported the proposal.

In 1992 the district board of trustees did not take action on a plan to install condom machines at the district high schools.

In 1993 the school board banned The Valour and the Horror from most classrooms, saying that it had reservations about the series' accuracy. As of September 11, 1993 it was the only board in Metropolitan Toronto to take a public stance on the series.

The last term of trustees, from 1994 to 1998, had a number of budding politicians within its ranks. These included Gail Nyberg who has gone on to administer the Daily Bread Food Bank, Jane Pitfield who would later serve as a city councilor and run, unsuccessfully as Mayor of Toronto and the future leader of the Communist Party of Canada, Elizabeth Rowley.


Schools at time of closure:

  • Secondary schools
  • East York Collegiate Institute
  • Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
  • Leaside High School
  • Adult Education Centre
  • Curriculum

    In 1990 the district planned to offer classes teaching Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.


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