City To Sink School Pools?

Two of Midtown Toronto’s pools could be going off the deep end. The program funding at Hillcrest Community School and Bedford Park Public School’s pools, along with five others, may be axed as part of the city’s cost-cutting efforts. Former mayor and chair of the Toronto Lands Corporation, a real estate arm of the Toronto District School … [Read more...]

She’s A Silver-Tongued Student

Branksome Hall student Anisah Mahomed is one girl you don’t want to argue with. Just ask her parents. Due to a time difference, they received a call at midnight from their 16-year-old daughter, telling them she was hauling back a trophy from British Columbia after being crowned international champion at the International Independent School … [Read more...]

A Summer To Be Inspired

In a summer with record-breaking temperatures, it’s easy to see why Regent Park/Duke of York Junior Public School grade 5 student Ibraheem Idroos might prefer spending his days at Greenwood College School. “They have air conditioning,” he said gleefully. Ibraheem was one of dozens of kids who took part in the inaugural year of Greenwood’s … [Read more...]

Northern Getting Long-Awaited Field

After five long years, Northern Secondary School is finally having a field day. Toronto city council approved the allocation of funds to revitalize Northern’s sports field after a lengthy process that saw the community conflicted over shared use, finances and a four-storey inflatable dome. The project, once known as the Field of Dreams, has … [Read more...]

Ken Jeffers Inspires Youth Through Culture

For many, 13 is an unlucky number. For Ken Jeffers, it marks the year he discovered his calling. Jeffers first got involved in fighting for civil rights as a teenager. Living in Trinidad and attending Queens Royal College, he was an avid member of the school’s cricket team. When one of his friends was kicked off the team for looking “scruffy” … [Read more...]