Humberside Collegiate Institute
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|Humberside Collegiate Institute|
Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.
Happy is he who knows the causes of (reasons for) things.
|280 Quebec Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M6P 2V3, Canada
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Area trustee||Irene Atkinson|
|Vice principal||Debra Muchnik, Sita Dubeau|
|School type||High school|
|Colours||Garnet, Grey, and White|
Humberside Collegiate Institute is a public high school located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It serves the Bloor West Village, Baby Point, High Park North and Junction neighbourhoods. Humberside was established in 1892 and has an academic program for students in grades 9 through 12. In addition to the regular curriculum, the school has a strong music program, as well as an Extended French and French Immersion program. It is a non-semestered school, meaning that the students take all eight of their classes through the entire academic year (with the exception of Civics/Careers in grade ten which switches in January).
Humberside was established in 1892 as "Toronto Junction High School" in the basement of the local Presbyterian church. It moved to the current site in 1894 with the construction of a new building. In 1903, the school was renamed "Humberside Collegiate Institute", after a local street that runs west from Dundas Street West, past Keele Street to the school's main entrance. During World War I, many students lost their lives in battle. The front entrance is now a memorial to those who lost their lives, and for quite some time, it was not allowed to be used, until recently. Names were added to the memorial after World War II . The school's yearbook, Hermes, was established in 1925. Since 2002, it has included a DVD to go along with it, called Video Hermes. The student council was formed in 1931, and three decades later, the school held its first formal dance.
1966 saw major renovations to the school. A new north wing was opened, which houses the science laboratories. A new library was also constructed, as well as a new structure at the back which housed the (then) new auditorium, and music facilities. In 1972, Humberside became one of the first schools to introduce computers as part of the curriculum. Extended French and French Immersion programs were introcuded in 1980 and 1983, respectively. Humberside celebrated its centennial in 1992. The school was used in the filming of the TV movie Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life in 2005.
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The Senior Boys tennis team won the TDSSAA city championships in 2003 and 2004.
In 2006, the junior rugby team won the city championship undefeated.
The 2008 football season will be the first time Humberside CI will have a junior football team in 11 years.
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- . Accessed April 18, 2013.
- "Humberside Collegiate grad is now all-time OHL win leader among goaltenders". Inside Toronto. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- School website
- Humberside Collegiate Institute at the Toronto District School Board website
- Humberside Alumni Association Alumni website