General Alert
Please note: We will be publishing updates for the Facility Condition Index and Renewal Needs Backlog sometime in the Spring of 2021.
General Alert
The Government of Ontario has announced that TDSB schools will remain closed to students and staff until at least Wednesday, February 10, 2021. During this extended closure, remote learning will continue.
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Food for Kids Program

We know that the closure of schools has been difficult for many families, especially those who rely on school-based Student Nutrition Programs. The TDSB and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success have teamed up to provide families at your school with $50 grocery store food cards (one per TDSB student). If your family would benefit from this card, please complete the registration form online.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE for East York Alternative Community

As you may be aware, East York Alternative S.S., like all schools in the TDSB, has switched to remote learning during the current lockdown. Click here for the letter sent out to all parents and students of EYA providing more information.

Below is an image and video of the new schedule:


Welcome to East York Alternative

East York Alternative offers an inclusive space where students flourish academically, socially, and in their personal growth.  Our programme seeks to include student-directed, arts-focused, and social justice-oriented education and provide opportunities for innovative, experiential learning that address the whole student. Here, teachers are compassionate and adaptable mentors who strive to help students reach their potential. Team-teaching and differentiated instruction facilitate learning that encourages students to appreciate interdisciplinary connections and to engage in community outreach. Students refine their critical thinking and teamwork skills as they collaborate on relevant projects with real-world applications. Our youth grow to be independent, self-governing adults while learning to appreciate connectedness - to their peers, to the school community, and to the world.



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Registration Update

We are no longer accepting registrations for Quadmester 2, but we are accepting new registrations for Quadmester 3 (which starts on February 8th)

Upcoming Events

Welcome Back to EYA!

The Quadmester System for 2020-2021

East York Alternative normally operates as a semestered school (up to 4 courses per semester and 2 semesters per school year), but this has changed due to TDSB Covid-19 protocols, and we will now be offering the same courses as a Quadmester program (2 courses per quadmester and 4 quadmesters per school year).

Understanding the New Quadmester Schedule

TDSB Connects - For Keeping Organized and Informed

The second app is TDSB Connects, which will help students and staff keep track of the new schedule, view announcements, and access the school calendar to see important dates and events.


The app can be found at the App Store or Google Play. For quick access, scan the QR code below with your smartphone.

google play connects

EYA Staff Statement to Students on Recent Events


Have you ever thought about donating money to a local school? East York Alternative has provided an engaging, supportive, and stimulating learning environment for thousands of students over the years - students who struggled in one way or another in the regular system and found EYA to be a place where they found community, confidence, and success. We operate on a limited budget and we do the best we can to make the most of the resources we have, but to fund student transport to and from school, field trips, and visits from professionals to enrich our programming, our students could always benefit from additional help. Please consider donating to increase our ability to expand the horizons of our students and to support their success in education.