Upper Canada College
Upper Canada College Boarding House
There are three plaques about this school.
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Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2004
Photo Source - Toronto Archives
Plaque coordinates: 43.690867 -79.4033
Believing in the need for a preparatory school to serve the projected and much-debated provincial university, John Colborne, the newly-appointed lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, secured the legislative assembly's support in 1829 for such an institution based "upon the most liberal principles, under the most able masters". Upper Canada College began classes at York (Toronto) in 1830 and, the following year, moved into permanent premises on King Street West. During the 1880s the school's extensive endowment of Crown lands was given up in exchange for the present "Deer Park" site, to which the students and faculty moved in 1891. From its inception, Upper Canada College offered a strong classical curriculum and is today one of the oldest and most prominent schools in Canada.
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
Plaque coordinates: 43.648071 -79.388798
This is the last remaining building of Upper Canada College, located here 1831-1891. Built in the Georgian style in 1833, the student residence was altered and enlarged first in 1856 by Cumberland and Storm, architects, and again several times in later years. After the school moved to its present location on Lonsdale Road, most of the buildings on this site were demolished. The residence was then used as a factory until renovated in 1985 for commercial purposes.
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2008
Photo Source - Wikipedia
Plaque coordinates: 43.647411 -79.386392
From 1829 to 1891 the block bounded by King, Simcoe, Adelaide and John Streets, then known as Russell Square, was occupied by the buildings and grounds of Upper Canada College. This tablet was placed here on September 13th, 1929, at the time of the Centenary of the College, by old boys from all over the world.
Posted February 18, 2013
My great great grandfather was a student around 1830-40: Capt Archibald Campbell Turner
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