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Malvern Collegiate Institute

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Malvern Collegiate Institute
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55 Malvern Avenue

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Coordinates43°40′58″N 79°17′34″W / 43.68284°N 79.292901°W / 43.68284; -79.292901Coordinates: 43°40′58″N 79°17′34″W / 43.68284°N 79.292901°W / 43.68284; -79.292901
School typeHigh school
MottoVictrix Sapientia Fortunae
(Wisdom Conquers Fortune)
School boardToronto District School Board
(Toronto Board of Education
SuperintendentSandy Spyropoulos
LC4, Executive
Mary Jane McNamara
Area trusteeMichelle Aarts
Ward 16
School number5530 / 924520
PrincipalBernadette Shaw
Vice PrincipalsTino Barkas
Jenna Greenfield
Enrollment945 (Spring, 2006)
LanguageEnglish, French
AreaMain Street and Kingston Road
Colour(s)Red and black         
Team nameBlack Knights

Malvern Collegiate Institute (Malvern CI, MCI or Malvern is a high school located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada part of the Toronto District School Board. Prior to 1998, it was part of the Toronto Board of Education.


Malvern C.I. was founded in 1903 as "East Toronto High School", in what was then the village of East Toronto.[1] When the village was annexed by Toronto in 1908, the name of the street the school was located on was changed from Charles Street to Malvern Avenue (as Toronto already had a Charles Street), and the name of the institution was changed shortly thereafter.

The statue that stands on the west side of the school on Malvern Avenue just outside the library was built in 1922 in honour of the students that had attended Malvern C.I. and died in World War I.

Despite sharing its name with the unrelated Malvern neighbourhood (located approximately 16.1 km (10.0 mi) northeast of the school) in Scarborough, Malvern Collegiate is located in the upper-middle-class neighbourhood, The Beaches.

Notable alumni include Glenn Gould, Robert Fulford, and Don Getty who were all at the school at the same time in the 1950s. Norman Jewison, Bruce Kidd, Teresa Stratas and Jack Kent Cooke also attended the school.

Malvern celebrated its centennial in 2003.

In 2006, Toronto Life magazine stated that Malvern CI had the best English program in Toronto, a notable change from the 1980s, when the same magazine rated Malvern's English department as being in the bottom five of all Toronto collegiates.

The school's mascot is the Black Knight, and the school colours are red and black.

Malvern won the 2009 Anne Hope Award for its contributions in promoting human rights and equity education.[2]

In November 2011, a ceremony rededicating the statue located on the east side of the school was held, a week before Remembrance Day of that year to commemorate the repairs done to the arm. Less than 48 hours later, the statue was vandalized.[3]

Notable alumni

See also


  1. ^ Hardy, Edwin Austin (1950). Cochrane, Honora M. (ed.). Centennial Story: The Board of Education for the City of Toronto 1850-1950. Toronto, ON: Thomas Nelson & Sons (Canada) Limited.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ War memorial at Toronto high school defaced - National Post, November 7, 2011:
  4. ^ a b Fulford, Robert. "Recalling a funny, lovable boy." Toronto Star. Oct 18, 1986. pg. M.5
  5. ^ "The city's playground; The Beach: Coxwell To Victoria Park, Kingston Road To Lake Ontario." National Post. Dec 9, 2006. pg. PH.2

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