Thistletown Collegiate Institute

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Thistletown Collegiate Institute
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Thistletown Collegiate Institute, viewed from Pakenham Drive in Etobicoke, in 2006.
20 Fordwich Crescent

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M9W 2T4

Coordinates43°43′39″N 79°33′45″W / 43.727554°N 79.562425°W / 43.727554; -79.562425Coordinates: 43°43′39″N 79°33′45″W / 43.727554°N 79.562425°W / 43.727554; -79.562425
School typePublic, high school
MottoScientia Crescat Vita Colatur
(Let knowledge grow so that life may be enriched)
School boardToronto District School Board
(Etobicoke Board of Education)
SuperintendentBeth Butcher
LC1, Executive Superintendent
Lorraine Linton
Area trusteeHarpreet Gill
Ward 1
PrincipalSuzanna Greenaway
Enrollment460 (2019-20)
Campus size14.5 acres
Colour(s)Red, White and Black    
Team nameThistletown Black Scots

Thistletown Collegiate Institute (also known Thistletown C.I., T.C.I. or Thistletown) is a high school in northwest Toronto in the Thistletown area of Rexdale, northern Etobicoke. It was built originally for the Etobicoke Board of Education and is now a part of the Toronto District School Board. The school is located at the corner of Fordwich Crescent and Islington Avenue. The motto of the school is "Scientia Crescat Vita Colatur" (Let knowledge grow so that life may be enriched).


Thistletown's first school, made of one frame schoolhouse was opened in 1874 on the east side of Islington Av., just south of Albion Rd. It was moved eastward to Village Green in 1901. The school expanded to reflect the growth in the village and a new building was built in 1947 and the school was renamed to Thistletown Middle School.[1]

Construction of the current school began in 1956, and its first students were admitted in September 1957 as Etobicoke's seventh secondary school. The late 1960s brought expansions to technical and vocational facilities.


Thistletown Collegiate is a white-bricked, two-story 167,273-square-foot (15,540 m2) secondary school on a 14.5 acre campus. The main entrance is located on the second level.[citation needed]



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  1. ^ "Thistletown". Etobicoke Historical Society. Retrieved 2020-07-21.

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