Toronto District School Board

Jean Lumb Public School

Jean Lumb Public School Picture

Canoe Landing Project

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is partnering with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) and City of Toronto to build a vibrant multi-use facility in the Railway Lands, located west of Spadina, south of Fort York Boulevard, north of the Gardiner Expressway and adjacent to Canoe Landing Park.

The new facility will include:

  • TDSB - Jean Lumb Public School, serving 550 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • TCDSB - Bishop Macdonell Catholic Elementary School, serving 550 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8
  • City of Toronto - Canoe Landing Community & Recreation Centre and child care centre

This multi-use facility represents a unique opportunity to fulfill the educational, social and recreational needs of a high-density urban neighbourhood.   

Construction on the site is underway, with completion of the schools scheduled for the fall of 2019.

Jean Lumb Public School

Jean Lumb Public School will be located at the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard and Brunel Court. This state of the art facility will have 16 classrooms; four kindergarten classrooms; arts, science and music rooms; three resource rooms; a meeting room and a shared gymnasium and outdoor play area.    

The project will incorporate green initiatives such as a green roof, solar panels and LED lighting.

Jean Lumb

Jean Lumb was a community leader and the first Chinese Canadian woman to receive the Order of Canada (1976). She advocated for the Chinese community in Toronto and across the country and was recognized for her role in changing Canada’s immigration laws.

The local community was invited to submit potential names for the new school. The TDSB’s School Naming Committee got over 200 submissions. The Board of Trustees approved the selected name in May 2017.

A little bit of history

In 1994, the City of Toronto signed an agreement with the Canadian National Railways (CN). This agreement allowed the City to collect revenue from new developments in the Railway Land area in order to fund the construction of a community centre, child care centre and two elementary schools. 

An agreement between the City of Toronto, the TDSB and TCDSB established that both boards will lease the land from the City.

Currently, there are approximately 20,000 people living in this area. The multi-use facility will become a destination for children, youth and seniors alike, benefiting the community for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When will construction start?
    Construction is underway.
  2. When will the new school open?
    The new school is scheduled to open in September 2019.
  3. What is the catchment area for the new school?
    The catchment area for the new school has yet to be established. A boundary study will start in the fall of 2017; a public meeting will be held as part of the study. Information about the study will be available online      
  4. What is the expected population of the TDSB school?
    The TDSB is expecting the population to be 550 pupils (JK to Grade 8).
  5. Will the school offer French classes?
    Programming decisions will be made during the 2017-2018 school year.
  6. Where can I get more information?
    We will post more information online as it becomes available.
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