L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute

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Coordinates: 43°48′6.93″N 79°19′4.31″W / 43.8019250°N 79.3178639°W / 43.8019250; -79.3178639

L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute
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2501 Bridletowne Circle
L'Amoreaux, Scarborough, Ontario, M1W 2K1, Canada
School number 4226 / 920576
School board Toronto District School Board
(Scarborough Board of Education)
Superintendent Beth Veale
Area trustee Manna Wong
Principal Valerie Nelson
Vice Principals Georgina Dagonas
John Stephenson
Administrator Janet Thorsley
School type Public High school
Grades 9-12
Language English
Motto The Jewel of the North East

Freedom with Responsibility
Team name L'Amoreaux Saints
Colours Royal Blue and Gold         
Founded 1973
Enrollment 937 (2014-15)
Homepage L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute

L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute (Or L'Am for short) is a public high school in Toronto, located in north-west Scarborough part of the Scarborough Board of Education that is now consolidated into the Toronto District School Board. Founded in 1973, L'Amoreaux has an extended French program, and over three quarters of the students do not use English as their primary language. L'Amoreaux is attended by about 937 students. The motto of the school is Freedom with Responsibility.


The origins of L'Amoreaux Collegiate could date back to 1868 when S.S. No. 1 opened that later became L'Amoreaux Public School. Located in the northwestern L'Amoreaux neighbourhood, S.S. No. 1 was located on the northeastern corner of Finch and Birchmount until it was demolished in 1970 to eliminate intersection jog. The datestone now resides at the foyer of Silver Springs Public School foyer.

The collegiate itself, designed by noted Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, was constructed in 1971 and opened on September 4, 1973 on Bridletowne Circle, just northeast of Warden and Finch as Scarborough's sixteenth collegiate. Distinctive in interior design, it featured a large tiered Central Market Square named after Howard J. Rolding, the first principal of the school in lieu of the standard auditoriums of similar sized facilities that had tended to be largely unused. The school hall featured in rock band Rush's 1982 video for the single Subdivisions.



L'Amoreaux Collegiate is built with 161,512 sq. ft. of space located in 15 acres. As an open-concept two-storey school, it features 24 classrooms, five science labs, three art rooms, three music rooms, five computer labs, six vocational shops for tech design and consturction, the larger Howard J. Rolding Market Square, a cafetorium with the stage, four gymnasiums with the larger one can be portioned into two gymnasiums with the smaller gyms built in between, a 25m swimming pool shared with the city, main and guidance offices located in the second floor, and the 400m standard race track and football/soccer field. there are 9 small portables and 1 large portapak. With its design, the school hallways are slightly narrower and the locker colours are red and yellow.


  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
    • Girls Varsity
  • Volleyball
    • Junior Boys
    • Senior Boys
    • Junior Girls
    • Senior Girls
    • Co-ed Varsity
  • Basketball
    • Junior Boys
    • Senior Boys
  • Track and Field
  • Soccer
    • Boys Varsity


  • SAC
    • Presidents: Puvishan and D'Juan
  • Athletic Council
    • Presidents: TBD
  • SAT
  • PALS
  • Robotics
  • Yearbook Committee
  • Music Council
  • Drama Club
  • Chess Club
  • DECA
  • Model United Nations (MUN)
  • Christian Fellowship
  • MSA
  • Unity
  • Radio L'am

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