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Fairbank Public School

We would like to acknowledge that this school is situated upon traditional territories.The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis Nation.The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Toronto Purchase and applies to lands east of Brown’s Line to Woodbine Avenue and north towards Newmarket. We also recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land.

School - front view

Fairbank Public School. formerly Fairbank Middle School, is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 school which opened September 2012 following the closure of nearby Briar Hill Public School. 
We have a diverse student population of approximately 300 students. We offer full day JK/SK and Gifted (grades 4 to 8) classes. The school underwent extensive renovations during the summer of 2012 and features a beautifully landscaped playground and large track and field. The school also has a lunchroom and kitchen from which a nutritious Morning Meal/snack program operates. We value computer technology at Fairbank. All classrooms feature Smartboards and we have purchased numerous iPads and Chromebooks. Fairbank has a large double-sized gym and a dedicated music room, as well as Itinerant Band and Strings programs.

Fairbank PS history
Why are we called Fairbank? "Fairbank is named after the former "Fairbank" farm, which had been owned by a pioneer settler named Matthew Parsons. The "Fairbank" farm was situated just north of Eglinton Avenue between Dufferin and Keele Streets.
Fairbank's early development centred around the intersection of Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue. This neighbourhood began with a one room school house which was built in the 1860's and followed by a hotel, a post office, a church and a handful of stores.
A stone marker from the original Fairbank school house has been preserved on the south wall of the present day Briar Hill School. The only other vestiges of the old Fairbank community are the Fairbank United Church, circa 1889, located at 2750 Dufferin Street, and a Georgian Survival style house located at 108 Stayner Avenue. This red brick house was built in 1852 by Jacob P. Ross, a Fairbank farmer.
Fairbank's growth from a rural hamlet to a big city neighbourhood began to take shape in 1892 when the short lived Belt Line Railway opened a station here. Fairbank's development was further enhanced in 1924 when the Toronto streetcar railway began service to this area."