Jarvis Collegiate – 495 Jarvis Street

Upper Jarvis Collegiate: 1890 , Photo source: http://schools.tdsb.on.ca/jarvisci/photos/1890tea.jpg

Jarvis Collegiate

Present-Day Upper Jarvis Collegiate  Photo source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/24/Jarvis_CI.JPG/300px-Jarvis_CI.JPG

Jarvis Collegiate was named after the street, not in honour of William or Samuel Jarvis.    It was Toronto’s first secondary school in 1807.  When the school opened, it was not actually on Jarvis Street because the street did not exist yet.  The school was first named The Home District Grammar School since the Toronto area was called a home district.

In 1873, the name was changed to Toronto Collegiate Institute and then, in 1888, the name was altered yet again to Jarvis Street Collegiate Institute.

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