After years of construction (and a few delays) St John the Evangelist Catholic school will be open this September at its old location on George Street.
Our St. John the Evangelist school has been at the same location proudly for 163 years. Thank you everyone for supporting this personal ten year project for our Weston community to receive a 21 Century school next Tuesday. @SJECES @TCDSB @OAPCEToronto @TorontoStar pic.twitter.com/VQKasyS4U0
— Dave Bennett (@DaveBennettTO) August 30, 2019
The @SJECES community will start the 2019/2020 school year in their new school building at 23 George Street! For important details and information about the first day at your new school, including changes to traffic flow on George Street, please visit: https://t.co/xZVYjGpeYw pic.twitter.com/rgKFxixeL0
— Toronto Catholic District School Board (@TCDSB) August 29, 2019
St John was a very crowded school when the school community sought a new building more than five years ago. They had very little green space for students and the maximum number of portables allowed. Sometimes classes were even held in the church basement.
While the the school was being built, the long-suffering students were bussed almost to the Junction and shuffled to Beverly Hills Drive.