Thistletown Collegiate Institute
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|Thistletown Collegiate Institute|
20 Fordwich Crescent
|School type||Public, high school|
|Motto||Scientia Crescat Vita Colatur|
(Let knowledge grow so that life may be enriched)
|School board||Toronto District School Board|
(Etobicoke Board of Education)
LC1, Executive Superintendent
|Area trustee||Harpreet Gill|
|Campus size||14.5 acres|
|Colour(s)||Red, White and Black|
|Team name||Thistletown 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.
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.
- "Thistletown". Etobicoke Historical Society. Retrieved 2020-07-21.