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Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School's Mission Statement

Market Lane Public School is a relatively new school (1992) located on The Esplanade in the St. Lawrence Community, a mixed social and economic community that is still undergoing development. The school is housed in a building complex which includes a community recreation centre and apartment dwellings. The school administration team co-ordinates with the staff of the St. Lawrence Daycare, the St. Lawrence Community Centre, and 222 The Esplanade to ensure on-going and reasonable implementation of the Shared Use Agreement between the Board and the City and other users in this complex.

Arts Alive

Arts Alive is an annual event whereby community and parents present a culturally diverse selection of arts activities for all students in the school to participate in. Dance, visual arts, cooking, music and other activities are offered. This full day event is always well received by students, parents and the community.

More Information About Market Lane Junior and Senior Public School

Physical Fitness

At Market Lane we offer many physical activities for students. All students receive weekly swim instruction. We have an extensive lunch time non-competitive program.  As well, we have many competitive teams for students to participate in. Our basketball program has been particularly successful, winning divisional and city championships in the past few years.


At Market Lane we use technology to improve student learning and engagement. All classes have digital document cameras (Elmos) connected to data projectors to use for instruction, a computer lab for all students to access and Smart Boards in the class. As well, we have a Robotics Club and Math Science Investigations structures materials.

Arts and Leadership Opportunities

Students can join a choir, the African drumming ensemble, Steel Pan, Strings, Brass or our Robotics club. We have an annual Winter concert, an Evening of African History, and a Spring concert or play which provide many opportunities for students to participate. Intermediate students can join our Portfolio Club in drama or KidsNow to develop their leadership skills.

Nutrition Programs

We have an extensive nutrition program at Market Lane providing a hot breakfast, healthy snack and hot lunch for all students. General Electric has generously provided funding to ensure that our Breakfast is free. All food served is halal and follows the Canada Food Guide.

Student Life - Where You Belong


Market Lane is an engaging and exciting place to learn where students have a variety of athletic, arts and leadership opportunities. There is an extensive inter-mural program which is offered at lunchtime in our gym. Students also benefit from weekly aquatic instruction in our pool. As well, we offer many competitive teams for boys and girls. Soccer, touch football, basketball and track and field are a few of the many sports which students compete in. A highlight of the year is our annual Ski trip for our Intermediate students. Several classes also attend skating at Moss Park arena. Intermediate students are also able to participate in KidsNow which is a leadership program and the Portfolio Club which offers professional instruction in drama.  We have a concert in December, our annual Night of African history in February, and a spring concert or performance. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning and skill in the arts at these well attended events.


Market Lane is a school located in the downtown core. We have a diverse school community and demonstrate our strong commitment to equity, the arts, and student achievement. We believe that all students belong in our school community, and provide extensive opportunities for inclusion for our Developmentally Delayed students. We encourage and support parent and community involvement. SAS and General Electric have provided substantial financial support to the school; as well as many tutors and volunteers. Our many arts partners provide arts programming and instruction for our students. As well, teachers are provided with extensive curriculum and program support in the arts. Our Arts Alive day, Night of African History, and concerts provide a multitude of opportunities for our students to demonstrate their learning and talent. Teachers have participated in our Critical Learning Pathways and Professional Learning Community in order to improve and guide instruction by using data on student learning. We have begun the consultative process to revitalize and renovate our courtyard.


We support and encourage extensive parent and community involvement. SAS and GE provide financial support, resources, and reading volunteers.  We have volunteer teaching assistants, Faculty of Education teacher candidates, Child and Youth workers, Social Work students and co-op students from local secondary school. The Young People's Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, Canadian Opera Company, Inner City Angels, Aurora Dance, Prologue for the Performing Arts, and Hockey Heroes all are involved in the school providing programs & opportunities for our students.  Regular parent volunteers assist in the school library, with field trips, the hot lunch program, our June family barbecue and other activities.  We have an extensive volunteer program and provide training for parent and community volunteers to assist with struggling readers.