TDSB studies East End enrolment

A special committee reviewing the future of 10 East End high schools is calling for community input. Prompted by falling enrolment at Eastern Commerce Collegiate, which had just 67 students last fall despite a capacity for 903, the Toronto District School Board is studying the possible closure of Eastern and the best way to use […]

Hawks soar as city basketball champions

It took some heart-pounding overtime, but the Danforth Hawks clawed their way to victory last week at the city basketball championships. “It was quite the nail-biter,” said Tyrone Smith, head coach of Danforth Collegiate’s senior boys’ basketball team. Ahead for most of the Feb. 17 final, the Forest Hill Falcons managed to sink a game-tying […]

Student mixes it up at Skills Canada

Seventeen year-old Catherine Mathewson has an eye for colour, and for cars. Mathewson’s car painting skills just won her a silver medal at the Skills Canada trades contest in Mississauga, adding extra shine beside the bronze she won in Vancouver last year. But by size alone, the Grade 12 student’s biggest prize is the blue […]

Danforth volleyball team looking for fifth city title

Danforth’s co-ed volleyball team had to dig extra deep for their May 1 win over North Toronto. The game went a full five sets after Danforth, facing a loss, pushed back with a series of deep-court spikes. “We started off slow, but we managed to pull through,” said Limay Hu, a Grade 11 student and […]

Students test tech skills at Danforth competition

Bright sparks were flying at Danforth Collegiate last week, and not only in the auto shop. Talented high school students from southeast Toronto challenged each other in the first round of a tech skills contest with events from aesthetics to welding, 3D animation to four-person house building. Hosted March 21 at Danforth Collegiate, the Secondary […]