School board reaches settlement for sale of David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute land to the City of Toronto

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As published in the Scarborough Mirror, December 23, 2015

The City of Toronto and Toronto District School Board have reached a settlement over the sale of Scarborough’s David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute.

The school board, determined to sell the Midland Avenue school and its neighbour, Bendale Business and Technical Institute, for townhouse developments, had appealed the matter to the Ontario Municipal Board.
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City of Toronto to buy 2 acres of David and Mary Thomson Collegiate site from school board

As published in The Scarborough Mirror, June 17 2015

Toronto Council approved a city purchase of two acres of the David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute lands for $4.2 million at its meeting last week.

The “city-building proposal” Scarborough Centre Councillor Michael Thompson negotiated for the property at Midland and Lawrence avenues also includes the future dedication of another 0.6 acres for parkland and a 62-space child care centre.
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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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