Toronto public schools reopen, increasing stress for teachers, students
By Sara Poraria The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is reopening its schools after an eight-week closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government of Ontario issued a “stay-at-home order” Jan. 14 after the spike in cases. The TDSB remained closed after the holiday break until Feb. 15. There... Read more
Central Tech students win with mediated field deal
A verbal agreement has been reached surrounding the fate of a field and dome at Central Technical School that may finally put an end to a year-and-a-half long debate. The field, located at Bathurst and Harbord Sts., will receive an artificial turf field and dome for the winter months, once... Read more
School buildings also serve as community hubs
On a minus 30 degrees centigrade day in Toronto, the children of Rejoyce Childcare Centre are gathered in the school gym for their physical play time instead of being out in the playground after school waiting for their parents to come pick them up. On about a dozen square... Read more
Board review looming over public secondary schools
Ontario’s Ministry of Education report on the Toronto District School Board landscape is more than politics, the future of public high schools are at stake. In January, Ontario’s Minister of Education, Liz Sandals, handed down 13 directives based on a report identifying Board-wide deficiencies. Over a series of meetings, TDSB... Read more