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Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave Junior and Senior Public School

School History

Alexander Muir (1830 –1906) was a songwriter, poet and school headmaster. A Scottish immigrant, he grew up in Toronto and taught in such places as Toronto, Newmarket and Beaverton. Muir's claim to fame was the song The Maple Leaf Forever, composed in 1867 to celebrate the Confederation of Canada. He was later Principal of Toronto's Gladstone Avenue Public School (renamed after his death in his honour).