Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Photos and text by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted May, 2009
Plaque coordinates: 43.685280 -79.391005
When established in 1899, Frontier College was the only national, non-denominational organization providing education to workers in remote parts of Canada. It sent idealistic youth to isolated lumber, mining, and railway camps across the country where, as "labourer-teachers," they taught classes, provided social services, and organized recreation. During the 1920s, the College also instituted an innovative extramural, degree-granting program directed at workers. A pioneer in the field of adult education, Frontier College reached generations of Canadians not well served by the traditional education system.
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