Category: Abandoned Schools

Alderwood Collegiate Institute

Alderwood Collegiate Institute first opened on September 6, 1955. The Etobicoke Board of Education had intended to build a middle school on the property but due to swelling student numbers at Royal York Collegiate Institute, they decided to use the northern portion of the property to build Douglas Park Junior School. Douglas Park opened in…

Abandoned Cobalt Public School

Cobalt Ontario Public School

Cobalt Public School closed around 2013. I can find very little information on the former elementary public school. The school was destroyed in a suspicious fire in September of 2020. hallway shot girl’s bathroom main entrance facing the gym boy’s bathroom Video

Almaguin Highlands Secondary School (AHSS)

Almaguin Highlands Secondary School

In January of 1957 the South River and Sundridge school boards met with the goal of creating a shared high school facility. They formed the South River-Sundridge High School District school board. In April of 1957 the newly formed board purchased 47 acres of land for $1,400 in an area located between the two towns….

Wanup Public School

Wanup Public School

The community of Wanup is located outside the City of Greater Sudbury. Wanup began as a small farming community with an estimated 200 Finnish families living in the community by the 1930s. Children were taught in a one room school house until 1961.  By the 1950s it was estimated that 70 percent of the students…