The future of York Memorial, which was destroyed in a fire in May of last year, was debated tonight by education trustees. The board is “going to start a process to look at enrollment and utilization” Chris Tonks, the trustee, told CityTV. CityTV says there are three possibilities:
Keeping things as they are, with York Memorial independent and the nearby George Harvey continuing to operate well under capacity
Merging the two schools into George Harvey’s building
Constructing an all-new school
Yafet Tewelde, who ran to be York South–Weston’s MP, has created a petition to have the school rebuilt, among other requests.
Alan Tonks is raising money to help rebuild York Memorial, after the damaging fires of a few weeks ago. So far, the campaign has raised more than $18,000 of a $25,000 goal.
The school Motto has been “Macte Nova Virture” (Go Forth With New Strength). With the strength of our community, city, and our York Memorial Alumni we want to preserve the heritage of the school that was built in honour of the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our country. Whatever the “new” York Memorial may look like we want to raise funds to persevere, restore or recreate the history in these significant works of art.