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Trustee Dennis Hastings - Ward 1


Welcome to the Ward 1 webpage

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my web page.

It is my pleasure to be the elected public school board Trustee for Ward 1. My role is to advocate for you and your child, and to represent the needs of all students and parents/guardians/caregivers across the Toronto District School Board.

What does a trustee do? Read more about it here and enjoy this short video - TDSB Trustees.

On the TDSB website, and on this page, you can stay informed on what’s happening at the Board, including policies under review, program updates, and discussions around new initiatives to improve student success. You can also learn more about ways you can get involved and participate in the education process, like attending Board meetings or checking out volunteer opportunities.

Should you need information or have questions, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at

Education is a shared responsibility, and I welcome and encourage your participation in our public school system.

School Year Calendar 2023-24

The official school year calendar for the Toronto District School Board runs from September 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, inclusive. 

Also, please note the Days of Significance - click here for the complete 2022-23 list; Days of Significance - click here for the complete 2023-2024 list; you may also find this Days of Significance Resource Guide helpful.

Elementary School Year Calendar 2023-24


Parent Concern Protocol

The TDSB is a large organization but we want to help you navigate to ensure that your questions and concerns are addressed by the appropriate person.

For more information:

Read the Parent Concern Protocol.