YMCI Remembers
  • May 6 & 7, 2021 mark the second anniversary of a massive fire that broke out in the school auditorium which tragically destroyed York Memorial Collegiate Institute.

  • Please note that York Memorial CI remembers and please take a moment to see why YMCI holds such personal significance to Toronto students, support staff, staff, parents, guardians and the community by visiting this link.



Statement by Interim Director of Education Karen Falconer Re: Statement of Claim

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The following is a statement from Interim Director of Education, Karen Falconer, following the filing of a Statement of Claim by the TDSB and its property insurers against the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario, and the Toronto Police Services Board regarding the response of the Office of the Fire Marshal, Toronto Fire Services, and Toronto Police Services to the fire at York Memorial CI in May 2019.

While the TDSB and our insurers had hoped to resolve this matter outside of court, we were left with no choice but to take legal action.

The TDSB will continue to rebuild York Memorial Collegiate Institute regardless of the outcome of this legal proceeding. It is important to note that the cost of the rebuild is covered by the TDSB’s insurer who has filed this claim to recover its policy payments and additional costs. If successful, it would be anticipated that these damages be paid by the City and/or Province’s insurers.

In the meantime, our focus remains on supporting the 900 students and staff that were sadly displaced by the fire two years ago. At the same time, the important cleanup and preparation work that is critical to the rebuilding process is continuing at the site as we look to once again provide generations of students and staff with new high school memories while honouring the past.”



This is an opportunity where you can sign up to be a delegate to speak to the Board of Trustees. Members of the public are allowed to delegate or submit a written statement when staff presents the inital and final reports to the Committee of the Whole

  • The TDSB’s Special Committee of the Whole meeting on June 14, 2021 is an opportunity for members of the public to address the Trustees.
  • Members of the public can make verbal presentations or submit written material.
  • To present to the Trustees, you must contact Governance and Board Services at delegates@tdsb.on.ca by June 11, 2021
  • For Delegation Instructions, please go to http://www.tdsb.on.ca:
  • Click on Trustees and Board Meetings
  • Click on Delegations under Boardroom



Quad 4 - Digital Platforms Used by Teachers-  (Please refer to the chart below.)

  • If a teacher uses a Google classroom, then the student will receive an invitation to that classroom to enroll in that course.
  • On the other hand, if a teacher uses Brightspace, then the student will be automatically enrolled into that course.
  • Please note that Quad 4 will start on Friday, April 23, 2021 and it will be a Day 1 schedule.
Digital Platforms


Principal New Update





  • Please view our Black History Club's video which showcases the exemplary performances of our students who are also listed in our program

  • Moreover, kudos to our staff advisors  Ms. Turner, Mr. Porter, Ms. Mastroapaolo, Ms. Rankine and Ms. Cross for your devotion, time, guidance and support to making the theme of this year's assembly, "We Are Change" a tremendous success. In order to view the video, you will need to login with a google account.




Important Resources
  • Please review important resources that the TDSB has compiled that may help support your children during this challenging period by clicking on the graphic above.



YMCI is committed to eradicating all forms of racism and discrimination.  As educators we recognize that we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to provide social justice education and embed it into our daily teaching work because every day social injustice is evident in our students’ lives. 

We feel strongly that social justice as an ongoing process to which we are committed as opposed to an end destination.   At YMCI social justice entails respect, care, and equity; with a consciousness about the impact of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, family responsibility or family status, marital status, religious or political belief, pregnancy, age, and disability.

By recognizing the dignity of each individual, we seek to build a healthy community based on social justice.

As a staff,  we are committed to educating ourselves around issues of social injustice, engaging in self-examination, evaluating assumptions and judgments and listening to and acting upon the voices of students.  We are committed to being positive Change Agents. 


Adapted In-School Day Model and the Four Day Timetable

  • Secondary students in the in-school model will be in school with their teacher  every other day and will have live video conferencing (synchronous learning) with their teacher daily.
  • Class sizes will be approximately 15 students.

Quadmester Calendar (REVISED)

Quad 1:  Sept. 17 - Nov. 17 + Credit Rescue Days Nov. 18,19

Quad 2: Nov. 23 - Feb. 2 + Credit Rescue Days Feb. 3, 4

Quad 3:  Feb. 8 - April 20 + Credit Rescue Days April 21, 22

Quad 4: April 23 - June 23 + Credit Rescue Days June 24, 25, 28

November 20 (board-wide PA Day), February 5 (secondary PA Day - new), February 12 (board-wide PA Day), June 29 (secondary PA Day)  


Covid19 Resources  

School Cash Online

Special Needs