Terry Fox Public School is located in the Birchmount/Steeles area. The school opened in 1981. The school's name honours the memory of Terry Fox. The school serves approximately 500 students. A high percentage of the students speak English as a second language. School traditions that are maintained each year are the annual Terry Fox Walkathon, a Lunar New Year assembly, Welcome To Kindergarten orientation, Eco Night, newsletters to the community, Student Recognition Assemblies, Winter and Spring concerts, and extensive co-curricular activities that include a variety of sports, music ensembles (e.g., strings and choirs) and folk dance.