Our EcoSchools Team, Committed & Caring!

Waste Audit done!

City School is located in one of the most beautiful spots in Toronto. Our  classrooms look out on Lake Ontario and the downtown skyline. City is ideally located for urban "natural" study. At our doorstep,  Environmental Studies classes utilize the native species garden at the Music Garden, the Toronto Islands and the Garrison Creek for field studies.

For 38 years, City School has been promoting "green" ideas and values. Our status as an EcoSchool is the highest level of accreditation: Platinum.  We were one of the first TDSB schools to develop a comprehensive recycling program and now have added old computers, cell phones, batteries, and printer cartridges to the mix.

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A Short History of Activism

City students have always been "upstanders" - people that stand up to injustice and inequity. Early on, it led the charge to prevent corporate incursions into Toronto Board schools and students' lives.  Over the years, students have written passionate letters to their MPs in Ottawa and MPPs at Queen's Park on the topic of climate change, water pollution and the need for bikes lanes. Students also played a key role in the board-wide movement to ban non-reusable water bottles in school. More recently, it worked with NoJets TO to prevent the approval of jets at Billy Bishop airport, which would have disrupted a natural migratory pathway for birds.


Field Trips

A key goal of City School is to connect students with the outdoors. We regularly participate in the revitalization of Toronto's river valleys through our planting initiatives. Field studies in High Park and on the Toronto Islands have included the banding of migratory birds, and sand dune and wetland  rehabilitation. We also visit the Mountain Equipment Co-op rooftop garden and the Evergreen Brickworks. Beyond the GTA we have ventured to the wilder regions of the Niagara Escarpment and to the reconstructed native village at Crawford Lake.