Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute

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Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute
Eastern Commerce Collegiate.JPG
16 Phin Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4J 3T2
Coordinates 43°40′45″N 79°20′11″W / 43.679266°N 79.336409°W / 43.679266; -79.336409Coordinates: 43°40′45″N 79°20′11″W / 43.679266°N 79.336409°W / 43.679266; -79.336409
School type High school
Motto Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.
Founded 1925
Closed 2015
School board Toronto District School Board
Superintendent Mike Gallagher
Area trustee Jennifer Story
Principal Jennifer Chan
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 199+
Language English, French
Schedule type Semestered
Colour(s) Red, Black, and White             
Team name Saints

Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute was a public high school in Toronto, Ontario. It offered a range of courses leading to all Ministry pathways: University, College, Apprenticeship, and Workplace. Co-operative Education is an integral part of the curriculum.

For students entering post-secondary education, the school offered a Specialist High Skills Major in Business and Marketing. For students going into the workforce, two Business certificates could be linked with Co-op and Information Technology: The National Retail Business Certificate and an internationally recognized Computer Licence Certificate. In 2002, the department won the Kenneth Fryer Award for excellence in mathematics teaching[citation needed]. Classes were integrated with technology including computer labs with Internet access and Smart Boards.

Located close to Donlands subway station, Eastern was readily accessible to students from all parts of the City of Toronto. Eastern Commerce shared the building with Subway Academy I, and it is also very close to Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute.


The school closed down in June 2015.[1]

Specialist High Skills Major - Business[edit]

A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) – Business is a type of ministry-approved specialized program. A SHSM allows students to focus on knowledge and skills that are of particular importance in certain business sectors, and to obtain certifications recognized in the business field, as they work towards meeting the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students would graduate with a Business SHSM designation on their diploma. They were prepared for success in the business sector and in the postsecondary destination of their choice, whether it be apprenticeship training, a college or university program, or the workplace.


Eastern Commerce offers several extra-curricular sports:

Intramural activities are scheduled to begin at Eastern Commerce in September 2009.


Eastern Commerce was well known for its elite basketball program. The Senior Boys have won eight provincial championships and many students have gone on to receive NCAA scholarships. Recently, the Senior Girls team has become a success, winning provincial championships in 2007 and 2008.

Despite its small size, Eastern Commerce always competed at the top level of provincial competition in basketball. During the 2008–09 season, the school became the first institution to win Boys and Girls AAAA Basketball Titles.

The program's most notable alumni is Jamaal Magloire, a former NBA All-Star.

Jim Filippeos holds the school record for all-time most points scored in one game with 55 (1979).

Student Clubs[edit]

Eastern offered a variety of co-curricular programs.

Student Senate[edit]

The Student Senate supports programs for school-wide enrichment. The 2014/2015 Student Senate consisted of President Sofian Hashim, Vice President Muhammad Haroon, and Secretary Ahmad Abidi who represented the school in many different events. Other leadership programs include the Eastern Ambassadors, selected to represent the school in various community functions, and Future Leaders, a mentor ship program assisting junior students. The School Council met regularly and assisted in the shared decision-making process. Eastern provided a balance between academics and school/community participation.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marrelli, Megan (March 2, 2015). "The Eastern Commerce Way". Torontoist. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 

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