Central Commerce Collegiate

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Central Commerce Collegiate Institute
Central Commerce Collegiate.jpg
Our Business is Success
570 Shaw St.
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 3L6, Canada
School number 899437
School board Toronto District School Board
Religious affiliation none
Superintendent Louie Papathanasakis
Area trustee Chris Bolton
Principal Iwona Kurman
Vice principal Arnold Witt
School type High school
Grades 9-12
Language English
Mascot Riders
Colours Purple and Gold         
Founded 1911
Enrollment 721 (as of 2005 - 06 school year)
Homepage http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/centralcommerce/

Central Commerce Collegiate (also known as Central Commerce or CCC for short) is a public, semestered secondary school located in the Palmerston-Little Italy neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Central Commerce was founded in 1916 as a school of business and commerce. Over the years it has developed into a composite school that offers a broad range of programs. Business studies remains a strong focus, and this program is now complemented by a full range of core academic subjects, computer classes, music, art, drama, and health and physical education. Courses are offered at the University, University/College and College levels for grade 12 students. Most of our graduates proceed to post-secondary education at university or college. Grade 11 offerings at the university, college or open levels allow for a range of post-secondary destination planning.


CCC is well known for its senior boys basketball team which won the 2008 TBSSAA City Championship for "AAA" OFSAA. The team also received the bronze medal in the "AAA" OFSAA tournament.


Students who graduate from Central Commerce Collegiate have the opportunity to go to university or college depending on the courses they take and the grades they receive while taking them. The school academics focus most on business courses being that it is a school of commerce.

The school was awarded a contract with the Ontario Power Authority in 2013 for a solar panel rooftop installation. Solidifying the schools environmental conscious reputation and offering perspectives in renewable energies for students.

Extra curricular activities[edit]

The school offers many extra curricular courses and clubs such as LINCSS, MedVents, CO-OP, Commerce Connections, Leadership, ESP, Wahdat, and the Student Council.The school also has many events such as MOGA, Christmas Assembly, Talent Show, Athletic Assembly, Athletic Banquet, Semi-Formal, Multi-Cultural Assembly and Prom.

In 2009, the Shakespearean theatre company Shakespeare in Action became the Artist Company in Residence at Central Commerce. The school's students may participate in all of Shakespeare in Action's educational programming for free. In exchange, the company uses Central Commerce's auditorium for their mainstage productions.[1]

The first X-Men movie with notable actors such as Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman was filmed outside the school. A couple of commercials have also been filmed on the school's premises regarding anti-bullying.

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Famous Almuni/alumna[edit]

Sam Iam Lacquaniti


  1. ^ Toronto District School Board "Central Commerce Collegiate", Toronto District School Board, Toronto. Retrieved on 2010-10-20.

Coordinates: 43°39′28″N 79°25′19″W / 43.657691°N 79.421901°W / 43.657691; -79.421901