York Memorial Collegiate Institute

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York Memorial Collegiate Institute
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Current building, damaged as of May 2019 due to fire (top)
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2690 Eglinton Avenue West

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Coordinates43°41′25″N 79°28′35″W / 43.69028°N 79.47639°W / 43.69028; -79.47639Coordinates: 43°41′25″N 79°28′35″W / 43.69028°N 79.47639°W / 43.69028; -79.47639
School typePublic, high school
MottoMacte Nova Virtute
(Go Forth With New Strength)
Religious affiliation(s)Non-aligned
School boardToronto District School Board
(Board of Education for the City of York)
School districtNorth-West
SuperintendentVicky Branco
Area trusteeChris Tonks
School number6697 / 954683
PrincipalDonna Drummond[1]
Enrollment904 (2017–18)
Team nameYork Memorial Mustangs

York Memorial Collegiate Institute (York Memorial CI, YMCI, York Memorial, or Memo) is a public secondary school that is part of the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is located at 2690 Eglinton Avenue West, at the corner of Eglinton Ave. W. and Trethewey Drive. The school is often referred to as "Memo" by its students.


York Memorial Collegiate Institute was opened in 1929.[2]

In 1985 the building was designated as a heritage building by the York City Council.[3]

On May 6 and 7, 2019, fires started in the YMCI building, which reached six-alarm status.[4] The second fire caused sections of the roof and walls to collapse, as well as damage or destruction to the stained glass windows in the auditorium.[5] All of the students are housed in nearby George Harvey Collegiate Institute.

Advanced Placement[edit]

York Memorial has Roadmap to University with Success with Honours (RUSH) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. The RUSH program is an enrichment program that trains students for the full AP program. AP courses are offered in a wide variety of subjects.[citation needed]

There is also a Pre-Advanced Placement program (10 English, 11 Biology, 11 Physics, 11 Chemistry) which students attend in grades 10 to 11 before taking the AP program in grade 12.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Administration". SchoolWeb.TDSB.on.ca. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "York Memorial Collegiate Institute (GR. 09-12)". Toronto District School Board. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "York Memorial Collegiate Institute". Architectural Conservancy Ontario
  4. ^ "Fire rages at nearly century-old York Memorial, 2nd one in 12 hours". Rogers Media. 680 News. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Freeman, Joshua (May 8, 2019). "Firefighters remain at scene of large blaze that gutted section of York Memorial C.I." CP24 News. BellMedia. Retrieved May 8, 2019.

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