York Memorial Collegiate Institute

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York Memorial Collegiate Institute
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2690 Eglinton Avenue West
Silverthorn, Toronto, Ontario, M6M 1T9
Coordinates 43°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 type Public, high school
Motto Macte Nova Virtute
(Go Forth With New Strength)
Religious affiliation(s) Non-aligned
Founded 1929
School board Toronto District School Board
(Board of Education for the City of York)
School district North-West
Superintendent Vicky Branco
Area trustee Chris Tonks
School number 6697 / 954683
Principal Donna Drummond[1]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 904 (2017–18)
Language English
Area Toronto
Colour(s) Red     
Mascot Mustangs
Team name York 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 opened on January 30, 1930.[2]

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.

In literature[edit]

This Can't Be Happening at Macdonald Hall, a novel by Gordon Korman, featured a picture of York Memorial on the cover of the 2003 edition.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Administration". SchoolWeb.TDSB.on.ca. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2009-09-16.

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