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North Toronto Collegiate Institute (NTCI) is a non-semestered public high school of about 1,000 students located in Torontomarker, Ontariomarker, Canadamarker. It is part of the Toronto District School Board.

NTCI is centrally located steps away from the Eglinton subway station. Its academic reputation and central location attracts a large number of out of district students. Many students commute from various areas downtown, midtown (Forest Hill, East York), North York, Scarborough, Pickering, Etobicoke, Mississauga and even from Thornhill and Richmond Hill.

History

North Toronto High School was founded in 1910 and was originally housed in the North Toronto Town Hall. The original part of the present school building, which had five rooms, was completed in 1912 (the same year that the town of North Toronto became part of the City of Torontomarker). (Plans for the 100th anniversary of the school are already underway.) The school was three stories, and is now included in the north part of the old building. The south part of the school was built later, and a third floor was added. Other additions include the 1956 math (east) wing, swimming pool, cafeteria and auditorium. Later, the science wing was added. Boarding was installed several years ago because of fear of falling debris from the seriously run-down building. Some years ago, camera crews from CTV toured the school and documented some of the many problems.

North Toronto Collegiate Institute will move to a new building in 2010. This much improved building will cost an estimated 52 million dollars and will include an artificial grass field.

North Toronto will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a series of events from May 10 to 13, 2012. The schedule will include a sports reunion party on the 10th, a golf tournament and concert at Roy Thomson Hall on the 11th, tours of the new school and a gala dinner dance at the Liberty Grand on the 12th and closing ceremonies at NT on the 13th. For further information, please contact nt100th@gmail.com. We also have a Facebook page you can join - NTCI 100th Anniversary - May 2012 or you can follow our updates on Twitter at NT100th.

Clubs and teams

North Toronto Collegiate Institute boasts many school clubs and sports teams.

General Clubs include :Archery, BAA (Boys' Athletic Associations), Buddies, C.A.U.T.A. (Coalition Against Unethical Treatment of Animals, Classics Club, D.E.C.A, Fashion Show, GAA (Girl's Athletic Association), Graffiti (School Newspaper), G.S.A. (Gay Straight Alliance), Hot Air (School Announcements), Model U.N. Club, Music Council, Art Council, N.E.A.T (NT Environmental Action Team), NT Robotics Team, NTCI Drama Production, Outers Club, Pentagon (School Yearbook), Reach For The Top, Reading Buddies, Salt & Light, Slide Show Committee, Social Sciences Club, Spanish Club, Stage Crew, Student Council, The Taste of NT, Theatre Improv Club, Web Page,and the White Pine Book Club.

Sport Teams include :Girls Basketball - Sr./Jr./Novice, Cross Country, Girls Field Hockey -Outdoors/ Indoors, Football -Sr./Jr., Golf, Boys Soccer - Sr./Jr., Boys Tennis - A/B, Girls Tennis - A/B, Boys Volleyball - Varsity, Alpine Skiing/ Snowboarding, Boys Basketball - Sr./Jr., Curling, Boys Ice Hockey, Girls Ice Hockey, Swim Team, Girls Volleyball - Sr./Jr., Boys Badminton, Girls Badminton, Baseball, Boys Rugby, Girls Rugby, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, Track and Field, Ultimate- Co-ed, Volleyball -Co-ed.

Every year, in January, students run a "Charity Week" to raise money for a chosen charity. In addition, proceeds from the student-organized Fashion Show go to the selected charity. In recent years, fundraising has increased dramatically; for example, in 2006, students raised $41,000 to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

The North Toronto Norsemen Boys Varsity Hockey Team Won The TDSSA Championship in 2006, for the first time since 1952.

North Toronto has two newspapers, the school sponsored "Graffiti" and the student published "Red and Grey", also known as the "RAG". Graffiti is made up entirely of volunteers, while students studying writer's craft constitute the RAG's staff.

Arts and music

Each music teacher runs at least one of the many extracurricular music ensembles. There are currently more than ten different musical ensembles. Instrumental groups include a Junior Band, a Junior Strings ensemble, a Symphonic Band, a Senior Strings ensemble, a Marching Band, a Stage Band and a Symphony Orchestra. Vocal ensembles include a Choral Ensemble, a Chorus, a Jazz Choir, a Women's Chorus, and a Chamber Choir. Throughout the year, the ensembles participate in various musical events, such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Ontario Vocal Festival and the Contemporary Music Showcase. Twice a year, the school puts on major concerts: the Fall Fare in November and Maytime Melodies in Spring. Any student taking a music class is allowed to participate in or try out for any of these musical ensembles, as long as they are part of the musical ensemble associated with their class (e.g. Band students in grade 9 and 10 must be part of the Junior Band if they wish to be part of another ensemble). The only exception to this rule is for the chorus, which is open to all students in the school. The chorus sings O Canada, God Save the Queen, the School Song and the Finale of the show.

North Toronto is also the only high school in the GTA with a performance marching band. The band practices weekly before school from September to November to prepare for its annual appearance in the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and other Santa Claus parades in the GTA.

North Toronto Music Bowlathon 2009 brings in over $10,000 in donations to support NT's Music

Awards

North Toronto has had some success in city-wide high school sports leagues such as the TDSB Tier 2 Senior Boys' Rugby League, in which the team has won the last two championships after undefeated seasons. The school also gives out yearly awards to recognize the best students in categories such as sports, academics, music, drama, and citizenship. Some notable awards include the Sifton Trophy for Young Men, Kerr Trophy for Young Women, R.R.H. (Bud) Page Valedictory Prize, Governor General's Academic Medal, Sakhawalkar-Bhatt Citizenship Award, and Senator Keith Davey Award.

In our first year as an EcoSchool, North Toronto has attained an EcoSchools Silver Certification. Congratulations to the entire NT community for this accomplishment

Notable alumni and faculty



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