L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute

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L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute
L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute.JPG
2501 Bridletowne Circle
L'Amoreaux, Toronto, Ontario, M1W 2K1
Coordinates 43°48′6.93″N 79°19′4.31″W / 43.8019250°N 79.3178639°W / 43.8019250; -79.3178639Coordinates: 43°48′6.93″N 79°19′4.31″W / 43.8019250°N 79.3178639°W / 43.8019250; -79.3178639
School type Public High school
Motto The Jewel of the North East

Freedom with Responsibility
Founded 1973
School board Toronto District School Board
(Scarborough Board of Education)
Superintendent Beth Veale
Area trustee Manna Wong
School number 4226 / 920576
Administrator Janet Thorsley
Principal Huw Chinnery
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 584 (2016-2017)
Language English
Colour(s) Royal Blue and Gold         
Team name L'Amoreaux Saints

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 584 students.[1] The motto of the school is Freedom with Responsibility. The principal is Huw Chinnery and the Vice Principals are Roberta Bergman and John Stepheson[2]


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 Rollit J Goldring, 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 hallway was featured in rock band Rush's 1982 video for the single Subdivisions.



Map of the internal layout of the building

L'Amoreaux Collegiate is built with 161,512 sq. ft. of space located in 15 acres. As a 2-story school with classrooms on the lower floor and the main office in the second. There are around 24 classrooms, six science labs, three art rooms, three music rooms, five computer labs (including Communications Technology lab), four vocational shops for tech design and construction, the Rollit J. Rolding Market Square, a cafetorium with a stage, four gymnasiums with the larger one having the ability to 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 2 small portables and 1 large portapak (Adult ESL Center). With its design, the school hallways have accent colors of red, yellow, green and blue as you move from the front of the school to the back, and the locker colours are red, yellow, green, teal and blue.


SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) Programs[edit]

l'Amoreaux Collegiate is one of the schools in the TDSB, which offers 2 SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) programs. l'Amoreaux CI offers a SHSM Program in Business and Finance, and ICT (Information & Communication Technology). Students enrolled in SHSM receive an extra seal along with their diploma.

Extended French & Spanish[edit]

l'Amoreaux Collegiate offers the Honors Extended French Programs, in which students learning the Extended French track can graduate with a bilingual certificate. Spanish is also offered as a language course that students can enroll in.

Robotics Engineering (IDC4U2)[3][edit]

l'Amoreaux Collegiate is also one of the few schools that offers a robotics course as well as the club. Students in the course learn about engineering & the engineering process, learn about robot systems & programming, and robots in society. Robotics Engineering is a project based course, and the assignments include building 2 VEX EDR Robots, which are entered into the worldwide VEX Robotics Competition. Students in the course also help build the FRC (First Robotics Competition) robot.



  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cricket (Co-Ed)
  • Cross Country (Co-Ed)
  • Dragon Boat (Co-Ed)
  • Field Hockey (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Swim Team (Co-Ed)
  • Volleyball (Boys)
  • Volleyball (Girls)[4]


  • Athletic Council
    • Intramurals
  • BoyzZ to Men
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Girl Talk
  • Drama
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Model United Nations
  • Music Council
    • l'Am Idol
    • Band
  • PALS (Peers At Lamoreaux School)
  • Radio l'Am (Invite Only)
    • Morning Announcements and Lunchtime Events
  • Robotics (Course and Club)
  • School Action Team (SAT)
  • Stage Crew (part of Drama Club)
  • United Cultures @ L'Am
  • Yearbook[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Board, Toronto District School. "Toronto District School Board > Find your... > Schools > Facts and Figures". www.tdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  2. ^ Institute, L'Amoreaux Collegiate. "L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute". schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  3. ^ Board, Toronto District School. "Toronto District School Board > Find your... > Schools > Course". www.tdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  4. ^ a b l'Amoreaux C.I. Agenda 2016-2017. Toronto District School Board. 2016. p. 22. 

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