General Alert
Toronto Public Heath has announced that all schools in Toronto - including those at the TDSB, will be closed to in-person learning as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021, and remain closed up to and including Sunday, April 18, 2021.
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Student Self-Screening Tool (Feb/2021)



IMPORTANT UPDATE for East York Alternative Community

The Minister of Education announced that in-person learning will resume for schools in Toronto on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Until that time, schools will remain closed to most students and staff and remote learning will continue. For students in the virtual learning model, classes will continue as normal during the closure and when in-person learning resumes.
In the days ahead, we will be sharing additional information with families with regard to health and safety measures at all TDSB schools — both those that are already in place and those that will be implemented when students return.

We will be returning to the model from Quadmester 1 and the beginning of Quadmester 2.

Quad 3 Schedule (Starting Feb. 16th)

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 3, but we are accepting new registrations for Quadmester  4 (which starts on April 23rd)

Upcoming Events

Welcome Back to EYA!

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.