Upper Canada College


200 Lonsdale Road
M4V 1W6 Toronto, Canada


+1 416 488 1125


Upper Canada College is a private school for boys with a long history. It was founded in 1829, making it one of the first secondary schools in Ontario. It is currently the oldest independant school in Ontario and the third-oldest in Canada. It was modelled on Britain's public schools, Eton in particular, and still maintains ties with the British royal family.

It had two other campuses before moving to its current location at Avenue Road north of St Clair Avenue in 1891. At the time, the city of Toronto did not extend north of Davenport, and the college was in quite a rural environment. Today, that area is considered mid-town, and Avenue Road is forced to divert around the college.

There are fifteen buildings on the campus, which is built of red brick and quite attractive with a dominant clock tower. Only one of the buildings is still standing from the orginial campus, however, with the others constructed over the decades in a similar style.


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