Alumni executive committee holds informal first meeting of the new year

Earlier today, Saturday January 30, our Alumni association executive committee held an informal meeting to exchange best wishes for the new year and discuss some upcoming agenda items for the Association. Zoom conferencing brought 9 of our members together very effectively, making the session both productive and fun!

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Video exploration of abandoned Thomson school building prior to demolition

ABANDONED THOMSON SCHOOL BUILDING:
Intriguing video produced by intrepid urban explorers who penetrated the security fence at the Thomson site in August 2020 and captured video of the school’s derelict interiors, only a few weeks prior to demolition of the 60-year-old building.


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AERIAL VIDEO OF OLD SCHOOL UNDER DEMOLITION:
Dramatic drone video flight over the old school in September 2020 as demolition was rapidly coming to an end. The opening of the video shows the new school’s state-of-the-art new playing field with artificial turf and perimeter running track.


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AERIAL VIDEO OF OLD AND NEW SCHOOLS:
Drone video flight over the old Thomson school in June 2019, 5 months prior to closure, and also showing the new school building under construction.


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Old school building now ripped apart by demolition crews

After stripping out the interiors, fixtures and windows for the past 2 months, in early August demolition crews started the tear-down of the concrete and masonry shell of our old school building.

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August 14:

August 17:

Original Thomson Collegiate, now abandoned, faces imminent demolition

These two photos tell the sad story. No further description needed.

All Alumni events are cancelled until mid-2021 at earliest

Due to the ongoing public health emergency in Ontario all previously announced alumni events are cancelled and no future plans have been made.

We will make further announcements in Spring or Summer of 2021 if this circumstance changes. Meanwhile, please stay safe and healthy.