Orde Street P.S. is located in central Toronto, just east and north of Chinatown. Our school was built in 1914 to accommodate the influx of immigrants into the community and it continues to represent the diverse population of the global community that is Toronto. Students come from over 30 countries, representing many different languages and cultures. Orde Daycare is located on-site and provides excellent before and after school child care. Orde offers instruction in Mandarin and Arabic on Monday's after school. Our school is used by our local community for many activities such as the Toronto Japanese School on Saturdays with over 200 students.
We currently have a Digital Lead Learner working in our school as the Teacher Librarian, modelling the use of technology to educators across the Toronto District School Board and she has turned our library into a Learning Commons which integrates the new and the old in a seamless physical and virtual
space, in which all formats can be assimilated
and studied. The Learning Commons liberates
the exploration of ideas and concepts,
encouraging inquiry, imagination, discovery and
creativity through the connection of learners to
information, to each other, and to communities
around the world.