East York Collegiate Institute
|East York Collegiate Institute|
Honos Per Ministrium
Paid by the Minister
|650 Cosburn Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4C 2V2, Canada
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Area trustee||Sheila Cary-Meagher|
|Vice principal||D. Gani, R. Bergman, M. Tenentes|
|Team name||East York Cybernetics, Trojans, Goliaths, Athenas|
|Colours||Blue and Gold|
East York Collegiate Institute is a Toronto high-school located in the former borough of East York at the corner of Coxwell and Cosburn Avenues. Established in 1927, the school was originally known as East York High School, but it soon merged with a local vocational school and extended the building capacity; it gained its current name a decade later.
Sports & Athletics
EYCI has an athletics program, with recent[when?] strong showings by its Senior Boys' Football team, Senior Boys' Hockey team, Varsity Girls' Hockey team (who made it to OFSAA last year), as well as both the Junior and Senior Boys' Soccer squads. Historically from the 1950s to the 1980s, the school was a perennial powerhouse in Canadian-rules Football (York League) and Baseball (TSSAA). The Senior Boys Cross Country team also qualified for OFSAA in the Fall of 2009 and 2010. Girls Junior Basketball team 09/10 won the city championship.
East York is one of the few high schools to have a Flag football team. The Varsity Girls' Flag Football team has been very successful since forming in 2007, winning silver in their first year and gold for the next two years in the TDSSAA Regional finals. They currently have made the TSSAA City Championships during their 2008 and 2009 seasons, winning gold and silver respectively.
Since 2002, East York Collegiate Institute has been involved with the FIRST Robotics Competition FIRST Robotics  , an international competition in which professionals and high school students are teamed together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense yet cooperative way. In 2002, the East York FIRST Robotics Team won the Highest Rookie Seed Award in recognition of the Highest Placed Rookie of Robotics in Canada. In 2011, East York's Team 907, placed in the Semi-Finals at the Greater Toronto Area Regional and placed twice again in the Semi-Finals at Greater Toronto Regional East and the Greater Toronto Regional West in 2012, despite Mr.Perivolaris' lack of any post secondary education. East York also won the Creativity Award for their 2012 Robot, temporary alleviating the sorrow the team members endure due to innadequate genitalia.
East York's Outreach initiative emphasizes local and national opportunities that take an experiential learning and community service approach. East York's Team 907 has many growing outreach projects in Toronto including mentoring the younger Robotics Teams located in the Greater Toronto Area.
Middle School feeders
Feeder schools for East York Collegiate include Cosburn Middle School, Westwood Middle School (formerly Westwood Junior High), D.A. Morrison Middle School (formerly Oak Park Junior High) and G.A. Brown Middle School (formerly St.Clair Junior High).
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