Many Bendale residents still unhappy with plans for Thomson Collegiate lands

As published in The Scarborough Mirror, May 13 2015

Months of negotiations may save three acres of the David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute property from development, but many Bendale residents said that isn’t enough.

City of Toronto planners and Michael Thompson, the local councillor, say they reached a deal with the Toronto District School Board, which plans to sell off DMTCI and Bendale Business and Technical Institute next door, building a new secondary school on part of the land.
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Midland Park residents frustrated with misunderstanding over Thomson-Bendale school lands

Residents group, councillor thought TDSB had sold land to French school board

Scarborough Mirror
By Ali Raza

Midland Park residents are angered over a misunderstanding with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

A meeting was held in March with representatives of Toronto Land Corporation (TLC) – a subsidiary of the TDSB tasked with the redevelopment and sale of school board lands – Ward 37 Scarborough Centre Councillor Michael Thompson and community residents. It outlined the details of the sale of lands of Bendale Business and Technical Institute and David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute.

According to residents, TDSB informed them that David and Mary Thomson C.I. was sold to the Toronto French School Board, Bendale BTI was sold to developers, and a new school on the remaining land would be erected combining the two old schools. Continue reading →

Impressive new architectural renderings released by TDSB

As politicians and administrators seek final consensus to move the project forward, TDSB officials have released a pair of impressive new architectural renderings of the proposed new David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute.
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Thomson Robotics Team appeals for alumni assistance in prestigious national competition

We are pleased to draw attention of all Thomson alumni to this appeal by Edmund Kim, science teacher and leader of the Thomson Robotics Team.
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New complication in plans for disposition of Thomson CI site and lands

On June 26, 2014, Toronto District School Board officials communicated some important news for all interested parties involved in the Thomson-Bendale redevelopment project.

They report that the French School Board has dropped its plans for acquisition of the old Thomson site and school building, apparently due to rejection of its financing plan. This unexpected complication leaves the final disposition of the Thomson CI site and lands completely up in the air, with no known outcome. Please see the full text of the TDSB letter, copied below. Continue reading →