Georges Vanier Secondary School
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|Georges Vanier Secondary School|
Scholarship, Spirit, Social Responsibility! We believe it! We live it!
|3000 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, M2J 3B6, Canada
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Area trustee||Michael Couteau|
|School type||High school, Public|
|Team name||Vanier Vikings|
|Colours||Maroon and White|
|Enrollment||891 (Spring of 2005)|
Georges Vanier Secondary School is a high school located in Toronto, Ontario. The school was selected by the Canadian Education Association as one of 21 exemplary schools across Canada. Georges Vanier offers specialized programs such as MSc.com, Program2 Art, "One World Youth Arts Project" program, BSc@Van, the Aerospace and "Focus on Information Technology" program, in addition to offering an Advanced Placement program and a Centennial College Partnership program. These programs give students the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications.
Notable alumni 
- Catherine Swing, Miss Canada, 1978
- Thomas Cully Hollywood Film Producer
- Mark McCoy, Track & Field Olympian
- Benny Hinn, TV evangelist and faith healer.
- Geddy Lee, lead singer and bassist of the rock band Rush
- Alex Lifeson, guitarist of the rock band Rush
- Maurice LaMarche, Two time Emmy-winning voice actor for Futurama, also Emmy-nominated in 1998 for his work as The Brain in Steven Spielberg Presents Pinky & The Brain, and is heard on U.S. television commercials as the spokesman for Lexus since 2009.
- Howie Mandel, comedian and Deal Or No Deal host, attended for half a year, and Vanier is the unnamed high school he references as the one to which he called in contractors for an estimate for an unauthorized addition to the east wing. He was expelled for the prank.
- Christine Cattell, actress and wife of Pirates of the Caribbean producer Bruce Hendricks.
- Garth Richardson, Grammy nominated engineer, Juno nominated and Juno winning music producer
- Alannah Myles, recording artist and songwriter best known for the 1989 hit single, Black Velvet
- David Bendeth, Award winning music producer, writer, mixing engineer and recording artist.
- Michael Farquharson, Juno nominated bassist, composer, producer. Tenured Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
- Farshid Iranpour, Movie Director,music composer,writer(The Beginning Of The End Movie and Farshidian Book).
- Paul Hunter, Television journalist for CBC news.
- Lorne Wheaton Drum Technician for the band Rush, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees 2013