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Principal's Message

Welcome to York Mills Collegiate Institute. The school is located on York Mills Road between Bayview and Leslie Avenues.

The school offers a wide range of curricular programs, including French Immersion, from grades 10-12. Grade 9 courses are not available at the school. With approximately ninety percent of our graduates applying to university, most courses are offered as academic in Grade 10 and University/College preparation in grades 11 and 12.

Our 1100 plus students and staff work together to create a learning environment that is clean, orderly, safe and secure. Over the years, York Mills C.I. has established a very fine reputation for academic achievement and for providing students with opportunities to participate and develop their leadership skills through their involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities.

I encourage you to browse this web-site to learn more about our school. Please see the new note on the Guidance Page and the news below.

Jennifer Chan


Principal’s Notes - January 13, 2017

Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope you enjoyed a restful holiday. With final exams approaching, I am pleased by how quickly our students settled back into their studies this week.

Late Start Schedule – January 17:

A reminder that on Tuesday, January 17, we will follow a Late-Start Schedule with Period 1 beginning at 10:10 a.m.

Graduation Photos:

Graduation photos began on Monday, January 9. To book an appointment, students must visit and use school code YKM. Students will need their student number to book an appointment.

After 9 Night – Open House:

On Tuesday, January 17, we will be hosting our annual After 9 Night. This is an information session for our incoming Grade 10 students for the 2017-2018 school year, and for other students and parents who are interested in attending York Mills C.I. Attached is the flyer for our feeder schools.

Grade 12 Drama Performance:

On Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafetorium, our Grade 12 Drama class will be presenting their culminating play ‘Tracks’ by Peter Tarsi. All are invited to attend. The $2.00 cost per ticket will cover the costs of props and materials that the students have used in their production.

Trustee’s Ward Forum:

Trustee Gershon’s next ward forum will take place on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Bessborough Drive Elementary & Middle School. Please see the attached Ward Forum flyer.

Tutorial Day:

Tutorial Day will take place in the morning on Tuesday, January 24 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. During this time, students will have the opportunity to meet with teachers for extra help. Students do not need to make appointments. Please see the Examination Schedule for teacher locations. The cafeteria will be closed on Tutorial Day.

Examination Period:

Exams will take place from Tuesday, January 24 (afternoon) through Tuesday, January 31. Students received their examination prior to the holidays. Additional copies of the Examination Schedule are available in the Main Office. Please note that Thursday, February 2 is a P.A. Day and the school will be closed to students, as staff prepare for Semester Two. The Cafeteria will be closed from January 24 through February 2.

Exam Consultation/Timetable Pick-Up:

Students will have an opportunity to view their exams on Wednesday, February 1 in the morning. They will also receive their Semester 2 timetable in the morning. Please see the Examination Schedule for details.

Semester Two:

Semester Two classes will begin on Friday, February 3. We will follow a regular Day 1 schedule. The cafeteria will re-open for regular service.

Meningococcal Immunization Clinic:

Toronto Public Health will provide a free Meningococcal Immunization Clinic at York Mills C.I. on February 8. This clinic will be available to York Mills students in grade 10 and 11 who require the meningococcal vaccine. Students who require the meningococcal vaccine will receive a notice from Toronto Public Health. Consent packages will be given to students a couple of weeks before the clinic. Parents will be required to complete and sign the consent form. Students are to return completed consents to the school before the clinic date. If consent forms are not completed and signed, Toronto Public Health will not be able to vaccinate.

For more information, please visit:, or call the Immunization Information Line at 416-392-1250.

Workshops for Parents:

On Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m., Northern Secondary School will host a session titled ‘How to talk with your teenagers about how they’re managing’. All are invited. Please see the attached "Parents' Workshop" flyer.

Guidance Notes

Night School:

Semester 2 Night School Information is now available. Please see the attachment for the link to register, important dates, course offerings, school locations and the registration process. Please Note: Registration closes on February 7, 2017, however, students are asked to see their Counsellor by February 3, 2017 in order to complete all paperwork and get requests approved.

College-bound students:

Students must create an account at and select a minimum of 5 programs. An OEN (Ontario Education Number) will be required and can be found on student timetables, report cards and credit counselling summaries. Students are encouraged to meet with their Counsellor for assistance if needed. The deadline to apply to an Ontario college is February 1, 2017.

Upcoming Dates:

Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – January 17

After Grade 9 Night – January 17 at 6:00 p.m.

Grade 12 Drama Performance – January 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Tutorial Day – Special Schedule – January 24

Examination Period – January 24 through January 31

Examination Review Day and Semester 2 Timetable Pickup - February 1

Deadline to Apply to Ontario Colleges – February 1

P.A. Day – School Closed to Students – February 2

Semester 2 Begins – February 3

YMSAC Meeting – February 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Jennifer R. Chan


York Mills C.I.

490 York Mills Road

Toronto, Ontario

M3B 1W6




York Mills Collegiate Institute

Welcome to our school web site. As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value

  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful. 
Our web site is one way we can demonstrate these values. Click on the menu items to find out more about our school.

Special Features

  • an Information Centre with access to scientific, literary and scholarly online databases
  • emphasis on academic achievement in preparation for post-secondary education
  • support programs, including Special Education, Guidance, peer tutoring, English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • a diverse language program which includes French, Spanish and French Immersion
  • opportunities for all students to develop leadership skills through participation in a wide variety of co-curricular activities in athletics, the arts and a variety of clubs
Contact Us
(416) 395-3340

490 York Mills Rd
North York, ON
M3B 1W6

Superintendent: Kathleen Garner
Trustee: Gerri Gershon

Location of School

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