Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute

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Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute
John Buchan Senior Public School
Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute.JPG
2450 Birchmount Road
Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, M1T 2M5
Coordinates 43°47′08″N 79°18′05″W / 43.78568°N 79.30136°W / 43.78568; -79.30136
School type Public middle school
Public high school
Motto Tuum Est
(It is up to you)
Religious affiliation(s) none
Founded 1969 (Buchan)
1970 (Leacock)
School board Toronto District School Board
(Scarborough Board of Education)
Oversight Toronto Lands Corporation
Superintendent Shirley Chan
Area trustee Manna Wong
School number 4208 / 945250
4609 / 283371
Principals Leacock: Anita Wong
Buchan: Franklin Liu
Enrollment 983 (2014-15)
Language English
Colour(s) Blue and orange         
Mascot Lions
Team name Leacock Lions

Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute (SLCI, Stephen Leacock, or Leacock) and John Buchan Senior Public School (JBSPS, John Buchan or Buchan) are two public middle and secondary schools in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada owned and operated by the Toronto District School Board that were originally part of the Scarborough Board of Education. Serving the Tam O'Shanter – Sullivan community, the school offers business, math and technology courses. Leacock's motto is Tuum Est, Latin for "It is Up to You".


Built in 1969 on a 20-acre property on Birchmount Road north of Sheppard Avenue, John Buchan opened on September 2, 1969 and Stephen Leacock Collegiate opened on September 8, 1970 as the borough's fifteenth collegiate institute. Both schools are connected to one building on Birchmount Road and form a larger kindergarten to Grade 12 campus with Pauline Johnson Jr. Public School. The school was designed by an Australian architect, John Andrews, following trends of brutalist architecture. The schools were named after John Buchan, the fifteenth Governor General of Canada and Stephen Leacock, an English Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humourist.


Leacock offers the APEX Advanced Placement program. It has excellent leadership opportunities for students, strong tradition of excellence in math and science competitions and follows the strict Code of Behaviour with visual identification.[1]


Both Leacock and Buchan are situated in one building located on 2450 Birchmount Road. Both schools share an auditorium and library while the layout is separated from the rest of both schools. Located in 21 acres at a combined 247,263 sq. ft. building with three floors, the two schools contain over 40 classrooms/science labs, two floor library, cafeteria, specialized television and radio studios, four gym spaces, 1000 seat auditorium with DMX lighting consoles and a three-bay automotive shop.

The 23 m, six lane pool is shared by both schools and is overseen by the board's realtor subsidiary, Toronto Lands Corporation. It is also used by several swimming clubs and schools, including C & C Aquatic Club, Champion Athletic Club, Chaco’s Winner Swimming Club, J. Dolphins School of Swimming and Wendy and Yaya's School of Swimming.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Gary Dillon, NHL hockey player
  • Mark Kirton, NHL hockey player
  • Mike Myers, 1982
  • Elva Ni, winner of the Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant, 2005
  • Bill Root, NHL hockey player
  • Vicky Sunohara, former ice hockey player, Olympic gold medallist
  • Behn Wilson, former NHL hockey player, Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks
  • Mark McKoy, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist 110M Hurdles

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute". Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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