Toronto District School Board

William Burgess Elementary School (GR. JK-05)

Where Inquiring Minds Come to Grow!
William Burgess Public School, originally known as Todmorden New School, was built in 1914, and we recently celebrated our centennial. What started as a 12 room building with 13 educators, has now grown into a wheelchair accessible neighbourhood school with 20 classrooms, 44 staff, serving over 370 students. Legends states that the 1928 addition was built with bricks from the old Don Jail.
We have a vibrant and collegial staff who sincerely believe in, and are committed to our purpose: to serve our students. And, our students in turn are welcoming, kind and curious, open to new people, new ides and new learning.
In addition, the school has a partnership with William Burgess YMCA daycare, housed in the building.
(416) 396-2490
(416) 396-2990

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Colleen Head

Office Staff:
Carol Devine
Nalifa Khan
School Council Chair(s):
Chris Dobson
Shahzad Ali
100 Torrens Ave, East York, ON
M4J 2P5

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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