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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.

J. Chan


Principal’s Notes - December 1, 2016

Welcome to December! The holidays are rapidly approaching.

Last week, we celebrated ESL week. Our English Language Learners celebrated with a variety of activities. Several students participated in the ESL Speech Competitions and I was impressed by their presentations and efforts. At an ESL luncheon, students showed displays about their countries of origin. Thank you to Ms. Freudenthal for her initiative and leadership in supporting ESL week.

P.A. Day:
Friday, December 2 is a Professional Activity Day for staff. There will be no classes tomorrow.

Talent Show:

Please join us for our annual Talent Show on Thursday, December 8 in the York Mills cafeteria at 7:00 pm. Organized and hosted by the York Mills Music Council, our theme this year is “Under the Sea”. Acts feature soloists and groups singing, dancing, rapping, and more! We invite you all to “get your feet wet” and come to see their hard work on December 8. General tickets are only $8 and VIP tickets, which include a light dinner and front row seats, are $10. "We shore hope you will come to sea our performances here at York Mills!" Please see the attached flyer.

Winter Music Night:
Our annual Winter Music Night performance will take place in the York Mills Cafetorium on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. This performance will feature our String Orchestra, Concert Band, Guitar programme and Keyboard programme. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards new instruments and music for our ever-expanding music department.

If you are not able to attend the evening performance, the music department will host a Winter Music Assembly in the York Mills Cafetorium on Monday, December 19 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP if you wish to attend this assembly by phoning Mr. De Rosario in the Main Office at 416-395-3340. Please note that due to space limitations, parents who have children performing in the Winter Music assembly will be given priority.

Alumni Hockey Game:
The annual York Mills Charity Alumni Hockey Game will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. at York Mills Arena (located at York Mills/Bayview). Students who wish to attend the event can purchase a ticket for $2 at the school. They will be excused from classes at 1:30 p.m. and expected to attend the game.

Last Day of Classes:
The last day of classes before the holidays will be Friday, December 23. Please note that we will follow an Early Dismissal schedule with classes from 8:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Staff will attend a staff meeting and professional activities in the afternoon. Classes will resume on Monday, January 9.

Guidance Notes:

University-bound students:

For students that are planning to apply to university, PIN numbers are available in the Guidance office. They are required to enter the Ontario application site and begin the application process. Students and parents are encouraged to view the ‘How To Videos” before logging in. Just a reminder to use the 101 Application at A minimum of 3 programs should be selected. Please be advised that a fee will apply for any changes students make once the application is submitted. Please refer to the videos for details. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2017. Students are encouraged to apply before Christmas holidays in the event they require assistance from their Counsellor or OUAC. Students planning to apply to universities outside of the province or country were advised to meet with their Counsellor by the end of September to meet earlier deadlines.

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:

PA Day – no classes – December 2
Talent Show – December 8 at 7:00 p.m. – All welcome
Winter Music Night – December 19 at 7:00 p.m. – All welcome
Charity Alumni Hockey Game – December 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – December 20
Last Day of Classes Before Holidays – Early Dismissal Schedule - December 23
Return to School - January 9, 2017

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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