Thistletown Collegiate Institute

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Thistletown Collegiate Institute
Thistletown Collegiate Institute.jpg
20 Fordwich Crescent
Thistletown, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 2T4
Coordinates 43°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 type Public, high school
Motto Scientia Crescat Vita Colatur
(Let knowledge grow life may be enriched)
Founded 1957
School board Toronto District School Board
(Etobicoke Board of Education)
Superintendent Glenford Duffus
Area trustee Michael Ford
Principal Alison MacLachlan
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 815 (September 2005)
Language English
Colour(s) Red, White and Black             
Team name Black Scots

Thistletown Collegiate Institute (Thistletown CI or TCI) is a high school in northwest Toronto in the Etobicoke area. Built originally for the Etobicoke Board of Education and now a part of the Toronto District School Board.

The school was erected between 1956 and was constructed in the late 1960s. The school is located at the corner of Fordwich Crescent and Islington Avenue. The split level school is located next to the Humber River. The school building is a square complex with a curved auditorium. Thistletown has a very diverse student population and its students have consistently performed adequately in both athletic and academic endeavours.

Thistletown CI offers many new resources to its students. From a free breakfast program every day of the week that started in 2008 to after school help, clubs, and an in school police officer. Thistletown CI has also launched its well-known charity event "Cuts for Cancer" where students donate and shave their hair in efforts to raise cancer awareness. This event has raised on average of $2500/year in donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Other student philanthropy initiatives include the annual World Vision 30 Hours of Famine, the UNICEF CN Tower Climb, and Red Cross Relief Efforts.


In 2005 Thistletown C.I.'s varsity hockey team won the city championship and the year before they went undefeated all season.

In 2009 Thistletown C.I. started its football program up with a very successful season.

Athletic triumphs include the Etobicoke senior football championship, earned in 1969 by defeating the Etobicoke H.S. Rams, led by John Villiers, Al Thomas, John Griffin. The senior basketball team reached the T.D.I.A.A. finals (consisting of all the outlying boroughs of the metropolitan area in those days, including Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, East York, and York) in 1972 and 1975, only to suffer defeat at the hands of the George Harvey Hawks. Prominent contributors from that era include Edgar Jaunzarins, Steve and Ross Quakenbush, Trevor Bennett, and Ken King.


List of Clubs/Activities: Student Council, TCI Ambassadors, Thistletown Athletic Council, Empowered Student Partnership, Environmental Club, Rainbow Club, Drama Club, Chess Club, Science & Tech. Club, Robotics (2076), African History Committee, Muslim Student Association, Asian History Club Committee, Multicultural Week Committee & TCI Alumni.


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