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Alderwood Collegiate Institute



Location #9554
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Status: Demolished
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Created By:TommyKnocker
Creation Date: 9/10/2013
Last Updated: 10/22/2016

Opening its doors on September 6, 1955, Alderwood Collegiate Institute was the first public high school in the area. It closed in June 1983. During this time, the site was used for the filming of the CBC children's series The Edison Twins.
Alderwood reopened in the summer of 1985 as Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, an outlet of Etobicoke's first Catholic high school, Michael Power/St. Joseph High School.
Due to poor building conditions, F.J.R. was forced to move out of Alderwood to its new campus in September 2006.
In 2010, the building was used once more when Steven Spielberg used it as the set for his television series Falling Skies.

From captainmorgan, August 2014:
This abandoned school in Etobicoke used to be home to Father John Redmond Catholic School, and before that, the Alderwood Collegiate Institute which existed from 1955 to 1982. After that it became part of the then newly formed Catholic school board. The school then operated until 2006, when it closed due to being in a bad state of disrepair.

This building has some very interesting features, such as the tiny triangular bird sanctuary tucked in between walls and accessible through a glass wall in the library. The birds indeed are still there, and en masse they can be a little bit Hitchkokian at dusk. There is also a swing made from a shopping cart in the gym, and perhaps the most interesting, the space between the roof and the ceiling of the auditorium. It is full of wooden walkways and rafters, chains and a lot of strange equipment. One can only imagine how excited a student at the school might have been to discover that place.



April 2014
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:10/22/2016
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Created on:7/10/2015
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July 2014
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:4/27/2015
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Back in 2014
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:3/21/2015
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OLD FJR
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Created on:2/20/2015
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MEMORIES
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:1/22/2015
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Schools out forever
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:12/8/2014
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The first visit
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:9/29/2014
Created by: jcjgexplore
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First Visit - August 2014
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:9/21/2014
Created by: Birgitty
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May 2014
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:8/12/2014
Created by: captainmorgan
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Alderwood
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:6/7/2014
Created by: Norski154
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Early June 2014
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:6/7/2014
Created by: TheSaugaExplorer
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March 2014.
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:6/4/2014
Created by: Kenndruuh
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Oct 27 2013
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:5/29/2014
Created by: SirG
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April2014
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Created on:4/29/2014
Created by: Veeedub226
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Feb/14
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Created on:2/9/2014
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October 2013
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:12/1/2013
Created by: bentfoto
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Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:11/26/2013
Created by: Motleykiwi
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Created on:10/29/2013
Created by: rashomon
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Class Dismissed
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:9/30/2013
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Mourning Classes
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:9/22/2013
Created by: DARKMAN
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Very Active Sales Centre
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:9/22/2013
Created by: Miche
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School's Out Forever
Alderwood Collegiate Institute
Created on:9/10/2013
Created by: TommyKnocker
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Address: 300 Valermo Drive, Toronto, ON M8W 3E4, Canada

Comments
DartRecordsMusic
DartRecordsMusic 3/21/2015 3:38:51 AM

It's torn down now sadly

justme
justme 11/22/2014 5:58:51 PM

i was here when the construction workers were preparing to demolish, it was like an exhilarating game of cat and mouse

DARKMAN
DARKMAN 7/31/2014 1:22:54 PM

The bomb that went off here is being cleaned up. If you go now, it will look like you got "before" pictures.

superss
superss 7/28/2014 4:07:26 PM

I was by here about a week ago, it looks like a bomb went off, it's so ridiculous, all I could do was laugh. Almost a year ago I was driving by it to go to a friends party, I thought the developers were preparing it as a sales centre. The difference in a year is incredible, it's obvious the developers don't care. I can't believe the city hasn't ordered it's demolition.

timekeeper
timekeeper 5/27/2014 1:23:34 PM

Went by a few weeks ago while waiting for the sun to go down and climb some roofs, made for some cool light. I ran into some very strange Spanish couple walking around inside with their two your children. The mom asked me if I am afraid being in here alone and told me to be careful - which was funny because she was allowing her 7 and 9 year olds to walk through all that broken glass and dick tags


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