Due to the impact of COVID-19 and to maintain social distancing guidelines as directed by Toronto Public Health, communication and submission of documents will be conducted by telephone and/or remotely online.  Any in-person visits to the school will be "by appointment only".  “Drop-in visit without an appointment" is discouraged.  Thank you for your co-operation.


Admission Requirements & Optional Attendance

Please note:  Optional Attendance status for all programs at Harbord CI in the school year 2021-2022 is closed and registration for students / families residing outside of the Harbord catchment is not available.


School Regular Program French Immersion Extended French
Harbord Collegiate Institute (HCI) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

REGISTRATION INFORMATION for School Year 2021-2022

Please see below for Registration Information applicable to your circumstance.

(A) Grade 8 students residing (with parent/legal guardian) in the Harbord catchment AND attending a TDSB (Toronto District School Board) school do not need to make a registration appointment at Harbord CI.  You may contact the grade 8 guidance counsellor, teacher, vice-principal or principal at your child's school to assist you with the grade 9 registration process. 

(B) Grade 8 students residing (with parent/legal guardian) in the Harbord catchment but attending a non-TDSB school may contact the Harbord Guidance Office for a registration form and information at the bringing of December 2021 by email.  Registration to grade 9 admission to the school year 2022-2023 in September 2022 will begin in mid-January 2022. 

(C) For international student registration inquiries, please contact The International Students and Admissions Office directly.   See this webpage for more information: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/International-Programs/International-StudentsPhone: 416-395 8120 / Email: StudyToronto@tdsb.on.ca

(D) For new student registration information of other circumstances, or if you have questions or concerns, please email Albert.Fung@tdsb.on.ca and/or Harbord@tdsb.on.ca / Tel: 416-393-1650 x 20040.  

***Please note, the Harbord school office is closed for summer break from Monday, July 12 through Friday, August 20, 2021, inclusive.***  

Harbord C. may not be able to accommodate course requests or issue a full timetable due to limited space available in most courses.  Most Harbord courses are full in the current school year.  Students who are currently enrolled in a TDSB school, it may be to their advantage to stay where they are and finish their year rather than getting a partial timetable.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and to maintain social distancing guidelines as directed by Toronto Public Health, communication and submission of documents will be conducted by telephone and/or online by email.  “Drop-in without prearranged appointment" is discouraged.  Any in-person visits to the school will be "by appointment only".  Thank you for your co-operation.


The Toronto District School Board requires schools to review CURRENT and ORIGINAL documents as listed below.  Documents from photocopies are not accepted in lieu of originals.  By discretion of the school Principal, Vice-Principal, or Guidance Counsellor, additional documentation may be requested on a case-by-case basis.  Registration requests may be delayed if documents are incomplete or not legible.


ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS REQUIREMENT for new registration requests to Harbord C. I.

Please read all information carefully as some requirements have changed or revised.  You may redact/black out any confidential information that is not required to process the registration request.

1. Verification of Primary Home Address – TWO (2) recently dated items from two (2) different bullet points list below, issued to you within the current/past three (3) months.  Note that both home address documents need to show the names of the parent/legal guardian and primary home address, where the student and parent(s)/legal guardian are current residing.  To verify if your primary home address is in the Harbord catchment area, please see this link:  Find Your School - By Address

*Note: Driver’s Licence is NOT accepted.  All documents must be originals and not self-printed or altered.*

  • First of two items:  most recent correspondence from Canada Revenue Agency
  • Property tax bill or notice of tax assessment
  • Utility bill (e.g. hydro, gas, water)
  • Cable TV, internet, home phone bill (mobile internet or cellular phone bill is NOT accepted.)
  • Insurance policy (home, tenant, auto or life)
  • Mortgage statement
  • Current purchase and sale agreement
  • Original correspondence from a government agency or legal clinic may be accepted as a second proof of address document
  • Deed or government/corporation issued rental/lease agreement (Notarised privately arranged lease agreements are NOT accepted, please choose two other and different documents from this list above.)


2. Verification of Student Legal Names, Age, Date of Birth and Canadian Citizenship or Eligible Immigration Status - ONE (1) item.  

**Students who do not hold Canadian citizenship or PR status, please also provide the student's home country passport or government issued document with the date of entry into Canada.**

  • Birth Certificate - Ontario Long Form Birth Certificate, with names of parents.
  • Canada Passport photo page
  • Canadian Citizenship Card or Certificate
  • Permanent Resident Card/Confirmation of Permanent Residence (PR)
  • Refugee Claimant Documentation
  • Foreign Passport (photo page, visa page and entry date to Canada page) – student / child of parent with Canada Immigration issued Work Permit VISA, if applicable, 


3. Most recent and current academic records issued by the student's current school -  Secondary School Credit Counselling Summary, Transcript and final/interim Report Card(s),listing all interim grades and courses earned to date in the current school year, as applicable.  Academic records in a foreign language should be submitted along with an official translation in English in full, if applicable.

4. Special Education information, I.E.P./Individual Education Plan and other academic related reports/documentation, if applicable.

5. Ontario Health Card or other health insurance coverage for the student.

6. Ontario Long Form Birth Certificate, with names of the birth parents.  Guardianship or Ontario Custody Court Order Documentation, if applicable.  If non-applicable, both parents/legal guardians are assumed to have joint custody of the student (age under 18 years old).  

7. Ontario Court Order outlining Legal Guardianship, transferring custody, etc., as required and to be reviewed by the Legal Dept at the Toronto District School Board.  When the student does not live with a parent but lives with a legal guardian in the Harbord catchment, an Ontario Court Order should be provided to Harbord C. I. that outlines that the parents are transferring custody from parents to an adult resident within Ontario and stipulates that the guardian assumes full care and well-being of the student and that the student is residing with the legal guardian throughout the custody period.  This document would be provided to Harbord C. I. and then reviewed by TDSB Legal Services before we register the student.  Anyone who assumes Legal Guardianship must reside in the jurisdiction of TDSB and within the Harbord C. I. catchment area. 

8. Canada Immigration issued Work Permit VISA to parent, Canada Immigration issued Student Permit VISA to accompanying child and Passports (photo page, visa page and entry date to Canada page) of parent/legal guardian and child, if applicable.


9. Harbord Student Services/Guidance Office will arrange with the West End Reception Centre to schedule an appointment.  Secondary students new or returning to Ontario, after a period of absence for one or more school year, may contact the West End Reception Centre to schedule an assessment appointment.  The West End Reception Centre is located at 777 Bloor Street West, 4th floor, Toronto, ON (south side of Bloor St. at Christie subway station), Tel: 416-393-0542 https://www.tdsb.on.ca/New-to-Canada/Students/Registration-Reception-Centres.

10. Student Registration Form - 3 pages, include BOTH parents'/legal guardians' details and two (2) additional emergency contact names with telephone numbers other than parent/guardian and a parent/legal guardian signature.  

Please email Harbord C. I. for a 3-page registration form:  Albert.Fung@tdsb.on.ca and/or Harbord@tdsb.on.ca / Tel: 416-393-1650 x 20040.