Etobicoke Collegiate Institute

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Etobicoke Collegiate Institute
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Etobicoke C.I.'s facade and main entrance, in 2009.
86 Montgomery Road

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Coordinates43°39′0.73″N 79°31′20.74″W / 43.6502028°N 79.5224278°W / 43.6502028; -79.5224278Coordinates: 43°39′0.73″N 79°31′20.74″W / 43.6502028°N 79.5224278°W / 43.6502028; -79.5224278
Former nameEtobicoke High School (1928-1949)
TypePublic High School
MottoSemper Ad Meliora
(Always Towards the Better)
Religious affiliation(s)Secular
School boardToronto District School Board
(Etobicoke Board of Education)
School districtEtobicoke
SuperintendentSandy Spyropoulos
LC1, Executive Superintendent
Lorriane Linton
Area trusteeDan MacLean
Ward 2
School number2802 / 909572
PrincipalJeanette Plonka
Enrollment1029 (2019-20)
Color(s)Garnet, green and gold
Athletics conferenceTDSAA, OFSAA-"AAAA"
MascotRam (Ruckus the Ram)
Team nameEtobicoke Rams

Etobicoke Collegiate Institute (ECI, Etobicoke CI), previously known as Etobicoke High School is a high school in Central Etobicoke in the Islington neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is overseen by the Toronto District School Board. The school was founded in 1928 and was part of the former Etobicoke Board of Education until 1998.

As a moderately sized secondary school of 1000 students, ECI has a reputation for academic excellence, competitive athletic and excellent arts programs, many leadership opportunities for students in Grades 9 to 12 headed by an active Student Council. has over 60 co-curricular teams and clubs. The school's motto is Semper Ad Meliora ("Always Towards the Better").


Etobicoke High School was founded in the fall of 1928 and is one of Toronto's oldest schools and the first and traditionally central school for Etobicoke, having celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2003. The school was renamed to Etobicoke Collegiate Institute in 1949.

The 1928 entrance is an example of Art Deco architecture. The high school has about 1450 students and over 100 teachers. Etobicoke Collegiate Institute is also the second-surviving high school in Etobicoke after the now-defunct Mimico High School (whose building now houses John English Junior Middle School).

E.C.I's traditional rivals are Richview Collegiate Institute, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north. The two schools compete in football and other sports and share a somewhat similar socioeconomic demographic.

The school building has been a shooting location for a few films and commercials, including Mean Girls in 2003.

The Etobicoke Collegiate Institute extracurricular activity list stretches from music to most sports to Model U.N., Reach for the Top and the Robotics Team (2185). Competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition, 2007 results include a 23rd-place finish out of 63 teams in GTA championships. 2008 results include a 64th-place finish out of 66 teams in GTA championships. In 2009, the team won both the Waterloo and Greater Toronto Regional Championships. Going into the 2012 season, with a rookie team, finishing 17 out of 36 teams in GTA East Championships; defeated in the quarterfinals and finishing 44 out of 54 teams in the GTA West Championships; defeated in the semi-finals.

Etobicoke Collegiate's Student Administrative Council is made up of 10 elected student leaders.


Fall Sports: Basketball, Football, Cross Country, Tennis, Golf

Winter Sports: Ice Hockey, Swimming, Badminton, Volleyball, Curling, Wrestling (2010/2011 debut)

Spring Sports: Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Lacrosse

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ken Dryden: Growing Up". Ken Dryden campaign. Retrieved 27 October 2007.
  2. ^ "JAM! Music – Pop Encyclopedia: Healey, Jeff". CANOE. Retrieved 27 October 2007.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 May 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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