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Dress Code

The James Cardinal McGuigan uniform consists of:


Polo Shirt:  JCM crested, white, long, or short-sleeved

Undershirt: Only plain white short-sleeved, crew-neck T-shirts may be worn underneath, and they must be tucked in

Zip Polo Sweatshirt: JCM crested zip polo sweatshirt, can be worn OVER the golf shirt or any plain white short-sleeved, crew neck T-shirt


Black Dress Pants: 

  • Students are only permitted to wear one pair of pants, no second layer underneath. 

  • Students are not permitted to roll up the bottoms of pants nor tuck them into boots, shoes or socks or alter the design of the pant in any way.

  • Students have the option of purchasing dress pants from Mc Carthy’s.

  • Jeans (black or blue) should never be worn as a substitute for uniform items.​


Must be solid black in color, including stitching, soles and laces. Insignia, Logos, alternate color trim or accents is not permitted.

JCM uniforms can be purchased from R.J. McCarthy Ltd. 360 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1K5. Telephone number: 416-593-6900

JCM Spirit Wear

Students have the option of purchasing through the school a JCM Spirit Wear sweatshirt that will allow students to customize the sweatshirt to promote and instill JCM pride.  This sweatshirt can be worn on Spirit Wear Days with uniform pants, and black plain shoes.  Please note: dates may be cancelled as per the Administration.​

Dress Code in TCDSB Schools

All Elementary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt an Appropriate Dress Code or Uniform Dress Code.

All Secondary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt a Uniform Dress Code. 

Parents are encouraged to review the local dress code at their child’s school and to direct their questions to the principal of the school.