Richview Collegiate Institute
|Richview Collegiate Institute|
Monumentum Aere Perennius
A monument more lasting than bronze
|1738 Islington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M9A 3N2, Canada
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
|Area trustee||Christopher Glover|
|Vice Principaks||Julie Ardell and Lucie Kletke|
|School type||Public high school|
|Language||English or French immersion|
|Colours||Scarlet and Gold|
The school was founded in 1958. Richview’s Latin motto, "Monumentum Aere Perennius" means "a monument more lasting than bronze". Its traditional rivals are the Etobicoke Collegiate Institute "Rams" to the south. Richview's current Principal is Sam Miceli, and the two Vice Principals are Julie Ardell and Lucie Kletke.
About one-third of the students are enrolled in the extensive French Immersion program. Approximately 90 percent of students pursue post-secondary education. Richview is also one of the few remaining schools along with York Memorial C.I. in Toronto that runs on a non-semestered, year-long schedule (meaning all classes last all year on an alternating day schedule). Most Toronto District School Board schools offer semester-based schedules.
On Thursday, February 7, 2013, a false racist letter was posted online via Twitter. The letter warned students to take precautions towards African Americans, who were deemed as aggressive. It also stated that African Americans would be charged an additional fee of $1.50 for every purchase made in the cafeteria. Current principal Miceli responded to this issue by saying that he is not aware of any issues pertaining to racism at the school. Officials and police officers were notified to trace the origin of the letter.
As of spring 2012, the total enrollment was 949.
Richview is well known for its strong athletic programs. Richview's sports teams are called the Saints and the school colours are scarlet and gold. School teams compete in badminton, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, cross country running, football, golf, ice hockey, curling, skiing, slo-pitch, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, archery and volleyball.
Richview also has an elite power cheerleading team, which cheers at football and golf games, and compete at a national level throughout the year.
The Richview Ski team is one of the only school teams to have been to the Ontario finals (OFSAA), 18 years in a row. In 2010, the boys level 1 skiers placed 7th in all of Ontario. In 2011, the girls level 1 team placed first in Toronto for slalom, Giant slalom, and combined. The boys level 1's placed 3rd, however the captain qualified on his own for OFSAA. Lead by Mr. A. Nunes, the ski team is one of the school's most successful teams.
The Richview baseball program is well known due to the emergence of Major League Baseball player, Joey Votto. The Baseball team had an excellent season in 2011, winning the West division title. During the 2008 season, the baseball team won the Toronto City Championship, the first in school history. The Richview baseball team also won the City of Toronto championship in 2010 and 2011. The team was the TDSB representative at the OFSAA Baseball Championships in 2011 and 2012.
Richview won the 1985 OFSAA Boys Track an Field Championship in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Students may also participate in: Intermediate, or Senior Band, Stage Band, Junior Orchestra/Symphony, Senior Strings, Choir, Charity Week Activities, Fashion Show, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Soccer, Cross Country, Track & Field, Athletic Council, Parent Council as well as various activities in the dramatic arts such as short plays, the SEARS Drama Festival Production and the Improv Team.
Richview Environment Club Richview Environment Club had worked hard for the last three year to make Richview Eco-friendly. The Environment Club has work endlessly of Richview's inner courtyard which was completely overgrown and they transformed it into, an amazing thriving eco-system, where Richview Students can sit and enjoy the outside, flowers, trees and birds. The Environment Club also has funded other groups in the school, in 2009-2010 they raised $462.00 and Half went to help purchase plants to help decorate the outside of the school and the other half went to help purchase a tree that was dedicated to a Richview teacher that died that year. The Richview Environment Club also in 2009-2010 participated in a park clean up and help teach children working with St.George golf course to teach grades 4 to 6 about eco-systems and the importance of environmental sustainability. Finally the Richview Environment club in the years of 2008-2009 they achieved Bronze Eco-School Status, and in 2009-2010 had achieved Silver Eco-School Status. This year they are hoping to achieve Gold Eco-School status. Achieving a higher status, will allow the school to get funding for things that will make Richview Eco-Friendly.
Richview is known for its Canadian football program. It won the Metro Bowl in 1991 and 2001. It has won the Toronto Bowl 5 times, in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 and most recently, 2010. The Junior Team also won several Etobicoke titles in the 1980s and 1990s and most recently, won the Toronto Championship in 2012. The Sr. Football team has managed to win the west region championship many times since its beginning in 1958 and hasn't lost a playoff game on its home field since 1996. The most recent win was by the Junior Football team (2013) beating Birchmount to win the city championships for the second year in a row.
The Richview Epiphany is the official school newspaper, although in the past recent attempts to launch the paper has failed, the 2008-2009 school year marked the successful relaunch of the Richview Epiphany.
- Stephen Harper, 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada
- Nicole Stamp, host of TV's Reach For The Top
- Margo Timmins, lead singer of 1980s Canadian band Cowboy Junkies
- Joey Votto, MLB first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, 2010 NL MVP
- Paul Watson, 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning Toronto Star journalist
- Bob Weeks, TSN golf analyst, author and editor, SCOREGolf Magazine
- Scott Mellanby, retired NHL forward who played for Atlanta, St.Louis, Florida, Edmonton and Philadelphia
- Elliott Richardson, defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL
- Lisa Ray, model and Bollywood actress (Water, I Can't Think Straight)
- Gurdeep Ahluwalia, television broadcaster for CP24 and TSN SportsCentre
- Greg Hogeboom, Pro hockey player (Europe), drafted to LA Kings
- Gordon Giffin, thirty-fourth Ambassador of the United States to Canada
- "Richview Collegiate Institute: Facts and Figures". Toronto District School Board. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
- Richview Collegiate Institute. (2004) Current School Profile with EQAO Assessment Results. Retrieved July 11, 2005.
- Richview Collegiate Institute Student Alumni: 1970s. Retrieved July 11, 2005.
- Fraser Institute Report . Retrieved November 9, 2009