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NEWS: CTS art programs cut (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: CTS art programs cut (August 2019)

Classes cut in wake of funding changes

Examples of student work from the soon-to-be cancelled art sculpture program at CTS. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

By Juan Romero

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has approved a budget reduction plan for the 2019-20 school year. The budget reduction comes as a result of the provincial government’s education cuts across Ontario in the past year. 

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HISTORY: Plaque planned for track star Sam Richardson (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on HISTORY: Plaque planned for track star Sam Richardson (May 2019)

CTS track star student attended Berlin Olympics on behalf of Canada

Sam Richardson passes the baton during the men’s 4×100 relay during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Like Jesse Owens, who became a friend, Richardson proudly represented his nation while facing the institutionalized racism of Nazi Germany. PHOTO COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL ARCHIVES

By Nabahat Hussain


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HISTORY: Remembering an unsung hero (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on HISTORY: Remembering an unsung hero (March 2018)

Central Tech student raced alongside Jesse Owens

Sam Richardson’s descendants pose on the steps of Central Technical School last month. Richardson’s family also spoke on the influence he had on the Black community, Toronto, and the nation at large. COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR (AUGUST 2017): An inspiration to us all

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on LETTER TO THE EDITOR (AUGUST 2017): An inspiration to us all

Remembering an unsung hero

On behalf of the Richardson family and the Central Technical School community I would like to thank you for the lovely story on Olympian and Jesse Owens U.S. counterpart, Sam Richardson.

It is important to share the stories and experiences of our fellow school alumni and neighbours, as it enriches our lives.

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NEWS (JULY 2017): Remembering an unsung hero

August 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Central Tech student raced alongside Jesse Owens

PHOTO COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL ARCHIVES: Sam Richardson passes the baton during the men’s 4×100 relay during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Like Jesse Owens, who became a friend, Richardson proudly represented his nation while facing the institutionalized racism of Nazi Germany.

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CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: A fire destroyed a large portion of the dome’s surface for the field at Central Technical School on May 15.

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CHATTER (APRIL 2017) Central Tech Blues take home the bronze

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (APRIL 2017) Central Tech Blues take home the bronze

The Central Tech Blues came off an outstanding basketball season with a third-place finish in the National Preparatory Association championships. Led by the association’s 2017 Coach of the Year Kevin Jeffers, the Blues beat out the Toronto Basketball Academy 103 to 93 in a tightly-fought game. Point guard Raheim Sullivan scored 23 points for the Blues, and was awarded player of the game. Fellow team member shooting guard Steven Rahwire was named the league’s most valuable player.

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HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

November 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on HISTORY FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sculptor marks the lessons of war

Walter Allward designed Vimy Ridge, local war memorials

By Alfred Holden

In honour of Remembrance Day, this month we reprint former Citybuildings columnist Alfred Holden’s November 2003 piece on the sculptor who designed many of the nation’s most affecting and prominent war memorials.

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NEWS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Provincial investment falls short

September 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS (SEPTEMBER 2016): Provincial investment falls short

TDSB repair backlog reflects critical state of infrastructure

By Annemarie Brissenden

With both the federal and provincial governments making significant investments in public infrastructure, the Ministry of Education’s release of information detailing the maintenance backlog in Ontario raises a serious question: are we doing all that we can to maintain our buildings once they are built? The evidence suggests that we are not, and that our penchant for funding new infrastructure while ignoring our existing capital assets is ringing in a very high cost.

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NEWS: Central Tech field renewal back on track

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NEWS: Central Tech field renewal back on track

By Brian Burchell

Intensive construction work has resumed on the athletic field at Central Technical School and it appears that the new artificial turf, track, and seasonal dome will be completed on schedule.

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